If you are looking for something to do in Hornchurch while the weather's not great, this escape room is an "absolutely brilliant way to spend an hour", according to TripAdvisor reviewers.

Room Lockdown is Hornchurch's top-rated TripAdvisor attraction and best-kept secret - hiding in a solicitors' building in North Street, while boasting more than a thousand five-star reviews on the review website.

This award-winning escape room provides a unique experience where participants have to find hidden clues and solve puzzles within 60 minutes in order to escape a themed room.

Room Lockdown has a total of 1,331 reviews, with 1,265 visitors rating the location as 'Excellent'.

Beyond being just a fun way to spend an afternoon, it might also test your problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities.

Reviewers consistently rave about the "incredible" experience and how "well designed" the rooms are.

One reviewer, who visited with her family in March, describes Room Lockdown as an "absolutely brilliant way to spend an hour away from the TV", adding that the staff were "really helpful" and that it was "very exciting cracking the clues".

Another, who has attempted every single escape room Room Lockdown has to offer, said: "This place is so good!

"The games are very well designed and really thought out.

"The staff are really nice, always friendly and happy to chat.

"They put so much effort into making the experiences fun and memorable!"

Room Lockdown has four themed escape rooms and counting, including Bomb Squad and Western-themed Lawless Frontier.

Romford Recorder: Hidden Relics is a popular roomHidden Relics is a popular room (Image: Room Lockdown)

Even first-timer escapees had a memorable experience.

One, who visited with her partner in February, said: "This was our first ever escape room and we had an incredible time.

"It was definitely worth every penny, we did the hidden relics but we will be going back for the other rooms.

"Love this place!"

Room Lockdown also offers children's birthday parties, with one Hornchurch parent saying that their son and his friends "loved it" and that "the whole experience was flawless".

The Hornchurch escape room won TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Award in 2023.