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Shout About London


Jul 14, 2017

Imagine being locked in a prison, during World War two, with some of your best friends. All you need to escape is in front of you, if you have the cunning!

Brenden Mills, co-founder of Escape Plan Ltd, joins Shout About to talk about how he created a 5* escape game experience, in South London.

Followed by Dan Kapp, Marketing Director of the newly refurbished, Queens in West London.

Dan talks about how Queens is more than just for Ice Skating and bowling and how they are fast becoming a destination for great food and unique entertainment.

Skate to Victory!

0:45 What Shout About learned from last week's episode with Ballie Ballerson founder, Wenny Armstrong. 

1:58 Letter of the week

2:48 What happened last weekend for the guys. Including London Pride and British summer time festival. 

7:10 This weeks theme 

7:54 Brenden from Escape Plan Ltd arrives in the Studio

8:45 When the idea to open an escape room first came to him 

09:54 What is Escape Plan?

11:36 The hint system used in the game 

13:05 How they got the event off the ground after the initial idea. 

14:46 Brenden talks about how they attract their business 

16:20 What are some of the player motivations 

16:57 What came first the venue or the game? Followed by how they come up with the puzzles.

18:00 Working out the difficulty levels of each problem the guests have to solve. 

19:35 Biggest challenges 

21:02 Biggest Success 

22:53 Where are they taking the brand next

25:45 Brenden discusses how his family heritage has worked its way into the war theme

27:50 Costs / times and dates 

28:57 Where does Brenden hang out

32:30 Social media for Escape Plan Ltd

33:58 Ben and Stuart recap the Escape Plan conversation. 

35:01 Dan Kapp from Queens is in the studio, starting with the name and branding of the venue. So, what is it?

36:33 How long has it been on London

37:38 How Dan got involved 

38:20 What's changed since the refurb in 2016

39:20 The importance of making the venue a destination beyond just the bowling and ice skating 

41:10 Biggest achievement 

43:48 Where the brand is heading

44:50 Ice hockey 

47:50 What else can you do on the ice 

49:33 Costs times and dates 

52:38 Where Dan goes out

55:05 Social Media

55:40 What's coming up at Queens (including ice karting)

56:40 Ben and Stuart wrap up with: The Weekly Shout 

You can reach the guests here

Facebook: @EscapePlanLtd

Twitter: @EscapePlanLtd

Web: 
escapeplanltd.com

Twitter: @Queens_Ice_Bowl
Instagram: @Queens_Skate_Dine_Bowl

Facebook: @QueensIceAndBowl

Web: www.queens.london

Venues mentioned:

Freedom Soho

Sonia Leigh

Phoenix Artists Club

British Summer Time Festival

The Curtain

London Pride

Vanity Von Glow

Brixton Roof Top

Imperial War Museum 

Archimedes inspiration 

Time run

Escape entertainment 

Draughts 

Swingers 

Bounce

Meat Liquor

Ice skating at Somerset House 

Soho House

Dirt burger 

Chicken Shop

The ned

Cafe Monico 

Louis Cubit square

One new change 

Queen of Hoxton 

Last days of Shoreditch

South bank centre

African Eutopian 

Cider Dog at the miller pub in London Bridge 

Park Chinois 

Zip World London

Uba Market 

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