Coming soon to Newcastle: Exit Newcastle

Exit NewcastleAs depicted above, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a city with many famous bridges to neighbouring Gateshead. (Arguably nine, but you can count more if you stretch the western boundaries out to Newburn or even Wylam.) Newcastle-upon-Tyne is also a city with almost as many exit games. Well, maybe not almost as many, but it’s getting there – and this site loves it!

Many a month in the making, Exit Newcastle is now taking bookings from March 2nd onwards. It is situated on Westgate Road, even nearer to the city’s Central station than its first two exit games. The location will be opening with one game, Save The City, which can be played (against recommendation) by a team of two for £50 or by a team of three up to a mighty eight for £60, all in. It’s an hour-long game. The site is keeping the story and details of the room close to its chest, but “from the moment you start the game the fate of the city and whether you make it out will be in your hands“.

Not a great deal to go on yet, but now Newcastle has three sites, it’s well worth considering for tourists wanting to bag some more rooms. Newcastle is famously a great party city; unusually, this site offers a restaurant recommendation – in three visits, Big Mussel‘s seafood has yet to be less than excellent. On the other hand, if you’re booking accommodation, do book early. This site thought no tourist information centre would ever say “Sorry, there is not a single hotel bed left in the city tonight, try ((a town 15 miles away))”; this site thought wrong.

As a sidenote, have you seen how many exit games are taking bookings and due to open in March? Six in the UK, one in Ireland, and those are just the ones that this site knows about at the moment. In general terms, the number of sites in the UK doubled in the first half of 2013, the second half of 2013, the first half of 2014 and the second half of 2014. (In truth, working from a base of one, three of those four were not just doubled, but actually “more than doubled”.) This site thought it most unlikely that the first half of 2015 might see a fifth doubling of numbers still – but the way the first quarter of 2015 has gone, you never know…

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