Escape from a real-life prison van at East Village, E20

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Posted: 28.Mar.2018 Author: Jamie Smith

  • New Trapped in a Prison Van experience coming to East Village, E20
  • Guests are challenged to figure their way out of a real-life prison van before time runs out
  • Other attractions include Trapped in a Room with a Zombie, Trapped Undercover: The Mobile Escape Game and the futuristic laser-tag Star Command: The Outpost Experience

East Village (E20) is launching an exciting new attraction, Trapped in a Prison Van, at the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village this March.

Taking place in an authentic ex-police van, the immersive experience challenges participants to figure their way out of the locked vehicle before time runs out. Guests will arrive at the location and don orange jumpsuits before being handcuffed and marched into the van, which is complete with locked prison cells and a menacing guard.

For thrill-seekers who aren’t satisfied with just breaking their way out of a prison van, there will also be two more escape rooms coming to East Village. The terrifying Trapped in a Room with a Zombie experience will be available for those looking to for a truly spine-tingling challenge as well as Trapped Undercover, which transports players into the world of MI6 on the hunt for a double agent.

The fun doesn’t stop there, as East Village will also be host to Star Command this March, a futuristic laser tag and VR gaming arcade. A premium provider of laser tag, the Star Command arena is intrinsically designed for just ten players at a time, requiring tactical thinking and skill to master the battle.

After the game, guests can continue the futuristic experience with a VR suite powered by HTC Vive. With over eight games to choose from, players can immerse themselves in a different (virtual) reality of their choice.

For those who work up an appetite during the fun and games, East Village has a great range of independent restaurants, cafés and bars to visit. Re-fuel with tasty food and drink from these retailers: 


Head here for the full list of East Village retailers: http://www.eastvillagelondon.co.uk/shop-eat

Star Command, Trapped in a Prison Van and Trapped Undercover will be open at East Village from 30th March, with Trapped in a room with Zombie coming soon.

Pricing for Trapped*

  • £25pp Sunday to Wednesday (off-peak)
  • £30pp Thursday to Saturday (peak)

Four players is recommended, but you can team up with other groups to take part if you’re in a small group. Please enquire to learn more about single player costs.

Head to www.trappedinaroom.co.uk  or www.ultimaterecreation.co.uk to book a place.

*these prices are for Trapped in a Prison Van and Trapped in a room with a Zombie. Please enquire about costs for Trapped Undercover.

Pricing for Star Command: The Outpost

Laser Tag

20-minute session - £13 pp

Keep an eye out for school holiday discounts

The VR Suite*

£15 for 15 minutes

£25 for 30 minutes

£48 for 60 minutes

*costs are per suite, with one player at a time.

Head to www.starcommandlasertag.com  or www.ultimaterecreation.co.uk to book your spot now.

Games available at the VR Suite:

Lightblade VR

Fruit Ninja VR


Elven Assassin

Raw Data

Space Pirate Trainer


Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades




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About East Village E20

East Village E20, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village, is London’s newest neighbourhood and first Olympic legacy village on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

2,818 homes are set in 67 acres of breath taking parkland, with more than 25 acres of mature parklands, new parks and open space.

East Village is a thriving place for its more than 6,000 residents and visitors, offering the OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ Chobham Academy for students aged 3-18 and a state-of-the-art NHS health centre.

Independent shops, restaurants and cafés include independent wine merchant Bottle Apostle, gourmet pizza Firezza, Italian bakery and pasticceria Signorelli, Dalston-orgin café Tina, We Salute You E20, beauty salon Regency Beauty,  modern European inspired Darkhorse Bar / Restaurant, contemporary seafood restaurant and takeaway Fish House, London's finest artisan gelato and coffee LaGelatiera, fashion-forward, boutique hair salon BlueTit, family-friendly gastropub Neighbourhood , juice bar and healthy café Ginger and Mint, independent coffee shop Hand Café, and artisan Italian charcuterie and cheese business Appetite London. East Village services include Starshine Dry CleanersBetter Gym East VillageMail Boxes Etc and East Village Pharmacy.

Positioned next to the world-class sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Village residents have easy access to a further 560 acres of parkland, waterways, and nature trails connected by paths for jogging, cycling and walking.

One of the best-connected neighbourhoods in London – now in Zone 2/3 - with Stratford International and Stratford Regional stations offering links to key locations such as the West End in 20 minutes, St Pancras International in seven minutes (by High Speed 1), Canary Wharf in nine minutes and London airports within an hour.

Homes at East Village are available through two landlords:

Get Living – rent and manage a variety of East Village homes for rent –  http://www.getlivinglondon.com/http://www.getliving.com/

Triathlon Homes - manage the social rent, intermediate rent and shared ownership tenures

Visit eastvillagelondon.co.uk or call 020 3714 8080 to find out more.  


About Get Living

Get Living is a multi-award-winning pioneer in the UK’s build-to-rent sector, offering a new way of renting in safe, vibrant and well-managed city neighbourhoods.

Get Living provides homes for more than 3,000 people in 1,800 homes across East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village, and Elephant Central, in Elephant and Castle. Focused on continued growth, a further 4,000 homes are in the pipeline across the UK in London, Glasgow and Leeds. 

Get Living homes are modern and well-designed with management teams in the neighbourhood seven days a week.

Get Living is the only landlord that has never charged fees, does not require a security deposit and offers longer three-year tenancies, with a resident-only break clause, to give security combined with flexibility. Within tenancies, annual rent increases are set at CPI. From first viewing and throughout a resident’s stay, Get Living is responsive, flexible and attentive.

Get Living was recognised as Private Landlord of the Year at both the 2016 and 2015 RESI Awards and scooped the Customer Service Award at the 2017 Rent Awards.

Awards for East Village include ‘Development of the Year’ (2014 RESI Awards), ‘Best new place to live’ and ‘Mayor’s award for Planning Excellence’ (London Planning Awards 2014), Civic Trust Award 2014 and most recently East Village was named ‘Development of the Decade’ at the 2016 RESI Conference.


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