The latest thing in entertainment, escape rooms (or games) challenge you mentally and physically. The games take place in fictional locations in themed rooms.  Players have a set time limit within which to solve a variety of puzzles and successfully escape the room. The room often has a storyline that ties in to the theme,  and the clues and riddles are matched to the theme too.

Examples of themes are pirates, World War II and space. Typical puzzles include finding hidden objects, deiciphering codes, problem solving using maths and logic, and assembling objects.

Feel the pressure of the clock ticking and experience the adrenaline as you and your friends work together to solve the game. Ideal for couples or larger groups, or even as corporate entertainment.

With a range of games to choose from, there should be something for everyone.   A great way to mark a birthday or any other celebration, or just to have fun!

Below are four escape rooms in Birmingham city centre. Visit their websites for more information.

Escape Hunt

120-122 Corporation Street, The Square, B4 6SX

Clue HQ

Arches 20 & 21 Lionel Street, B3 1AG

Escape Live

Arch 39, Henrietta Street, B19 3PS

Escape Reality

60-62 Constitution Hill, Jewellery Quarter B19 3JT

Birmingham’s loveliest car park
And while you’re at it, why not escape dark and dingy car parks too?  If you’re driving in to the city centre, B4 Car Park is within a 5-8 minute walk of each of these escape rooms.  It’s a safe and secure place to leave your car while you enjoy the fun!

The entrance to B4 is on Weaman Street, just off the A38(M).  It’s open all day every day, so no need to worry about rushing back to your car.

Safer than leaving your car on the street, B4 has CCTV cameras, bright, well-lit floors and staff on site.

B4 Members get cheaper parking
Although anyone can park at B4, if you sign-up for FREE membership you get 50% off the standard tariff at weekends and 20% off the standard tariff during the week.