Find out why we started TimeTrap, who we are and where we’re going.
Founded in June 2016, TimeTrap Escape Rooms are Reading’s 5 star immersive escape games provider. Both graduates of the University of Reading, Andrew and Katie (the lovely looking people above) wanted to provide the town with something tangible and experiential. Being massive escape room enthusiasts themselves (now clocking in at over 200 rooms each) they wanted to provide experiences with high quality aesthetics, immersive storylines and fun puzzles. And so it was, TimeTrap was born.
Since these small beginnings we have gone on to win a Pride of Reading Award, two industry recognised Golden Key Awards and over 900 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor. In 2020 Our flagship game was recognised as the 9th best escape room in the UK out of over 1600 games at the TERPECA Awards. Andrew and Katie have also had the privilege of speaking at the European Industry Conference in Amsterdam in 2019, as well as at Competitive Socialising London 2022.
In late 2020, we launched our sister brand, Imaginarium Design, to cater for the external projects that we were being approached to work on for others. This includes interactive experience design and consulting for clients such as Arts Council England, LEGO and Dorling Kindersley.
In November 2018, we won a Pride of reading Award in the Small Business in Action in category for our charity work on The Divide. This was our socially conscious escape room that raised over £2,500 for local homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad.
We have received two Golden Key Awards from escape room blogger and reviewer, The Logic Escapes Me. One in 2018 for our socially conscious escape room, The Divide, and another in 2021 for our Great Fire of London escape room, Pudding Lane.
We have received the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice every year since permanently opening, in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. This award is given to the top 10% of organisations that achieve a consistently high rating on the Tripadvisor platform.
Our aim has always been to create not only some of the best escape rooms in Reading and Berkshire, but the whole of the UK and beyond. In both 2020 and 2021, our Pudding Lane experience has been chosen as a finalist in the Top Escape Room Project - Enthusiast Choice Award.