Due to the COVID19 outbreak Modern Fables have closed for the foreseeable future and will re-open when government guidelines advise this.  We have been working hard to reschedule all our bookings so please do get in touch if you have any questions:

Until then, play our FREE online game MEDOGAN





Modern Fables is an award-winning escape room destination located just off Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. We produce exciting, enticing, nerve-jangling adventures that will create those fond memories your friends or family wont forget in a hurry.

With our roots in London, we are a proudly independent company that shuns conformity.  We design and create our experiences in-house with the aid of talented theatrical artists to bring you originality rarely seen in escape rooms.  We focus on creating experiences we love rather than relying on bought-in games and stale clichés.

We set ourselves apart from other escape rooms by creating intriguing stories that immerse you right from the very beginning. You'll meet odd characters who set the scene, immersing you in a story that feels like an adventure - not just a set of puzzles.  By the way, our characters will never make you feel uncomfortable or force you to sing and dance!  Unless you want to of course...

Escape to another world with Modern Fables.


A stone's throw from the exciting Broadway Market alongside the beautiful Regents Canal in Hackney, East London.  We are accessible from Haggerston, Cambridge Heath,  London Fields and Bethnal Green stations.

Just around the corner from great pubs such as The Cat + Mutton, restaurants like Franco Manca and a couple of fantastic cocktail bars, Modern Fables' exciting location gives you the opportunity for pre- or post- game drinks and food.

And dont forget the picnic opportinities of nearby London Fields as well as other local destinations such as Columbia Road Flower Market, Hackney City Farm and London Fields Lido.  A destination not to be missed!

You’ll soon see stronger bonds being forged with your friends and colleagues while you take part in our adventures!

 For a bespoke event, drop us an email.


(2 - 6 PLAYERS*)

(*Only THE ESCAPIST and THE ORACLES are 2 player at £37.50 each)
(**Teams of 4+)



For an extra £25 we can personalise your escape room experience for a special someone.  This is great if you want to surprise somebody for a birthday or date!

As you explore and unlock the mysteries of the game you will uncover personalised items that you can take home with you.  This is always a hit!

All you need to do is book any session of The Escapist or Hypersomnia and fill out the personalisation form sent in your confirmation email.  We'll do the rest!

Please note we'll need two weeks to sort this out for you but get in touch if things are a bit more last minute!


Here at Modern Fables HQ, we're always thinking of the next story we're going to tell.  It may be a new escape room, immersive event or ultra-secret project in the pipeline (keep that just between us though, right?).  Either way, we've got lots of exciting plans we're preparing to unleash upon the world.  If you'd like to keep up to speed with all this and receive exclusive news and offers, then join to our mailing list below.  We dont want to be those needy guys who send out anoying emails every five minutes so we promise not to fill your inbox with junk.  By the way, you'll also receive a discount code if you join.  Winner, winner!


Our current games are inspired by the understated genius that was HP Lovecraft.  Relatively unknown during his lifetime, he has since gained cult following and his influence can be found throughout modern-day film and literature.  Lovecraft is known as the creator of the 'cosmic horror' genre.  This often relates to humanity's fear of the unknown and to the endless and boundless cosmos.  Have you any idea what lurks out there...?

Although Lovecraft wrote horror stories, he, like us, was never interested in shock factor or jump scares.  Our games are an unsettlig mystery that unravels the deeper you go and the more you exlpore.  Our goal isnt to terrify you but to make you feel slightly unsettled and push what you dare to explore.  So, if you're not a fan of horror, it's ok, all you need is a sense of adventure and you'll have a great time!

Our games are all part of the same (fictional...?) universe and story.  You don't need to play them in any particular order but each time you join us you will learn more about the universe in which they are set.  

For an hour, lead your team as you delve into an adventure like no other.  Our escape games are for teams of between 3 - 6 people and are located just off Broadway Market, Hackney, East London.

Using, sights, sounds, smell and touch we’ll transport you to another world and ignite your sense of adventure.  We set ourselves apart from other escape rooms by creating story-led games focussed on immersing players in unique sensory narratives. 

Escape to another world with Modern Fables.


Where are the Modern Fables escape rooms?

Second Floor, Regents Studios
8 Andrews Road, London,

E8 4QN

Tel No: 0203 302 6360

How To Find Us