Picture it; you’re wrapped up and wandering through Surrey Quays on a chilly winter’s day when the burbling rush of cascading water, excited chatter of crowds and clinking of glasses pierces the everyday hum of the city. You follow the sounds to find Phantom Peak, a fully-realised town that has laid its buzzing, steampunk roots down in South East London and is now celebrating the festive season in style with Phantom Peak Wintermas. Answer the call of your curiosity and enter the gates to fill your day with exploratory boat rides, strolls along the waterway, delicious drinks on Main Street and plenty of exciting new seasonal adventures. There is more than meets the eye here. Don’t miss the irresistible chance to channel your inner detective by delving into intriguing enigmas and unearthing the sensational secrets of the mysterious town this winter.
If you hadn’t already heard, Christmas is almost upon us; the faint echo of jingle bells can be heard in the distance while choirs clear their throats for a season of carols. The festive spirit has taken hold of Phantom Peak that’s for sure, with a new mayor in town, a double-storey Old Town awaiting exploration, the sweet aromas of hot chocolate spilling from their stalls and even a traditional winters grotto to get you well and truly in the merry mood – of course, if merry is what you’re after a visit to the bar will be sure to cure any winter blues. The weather might be wet and windy, but at Phantom Peak Wintermas, it’ll be the last thing on your mind, take advantage of this opportunity to embrace the holiday season and grab your tickets now.
The power is entirely in your hands at Phantom Peak. Whether you’re after a bit of escapism after a gruelling day at the office, have been hunting for somewhere unique to have drinks with friends, fancy indulging in some experiential dining or are looking to get your teeth into a gripping mystery (blame the Netflix true-crime binge), you’ll be spoilt for choice.
You can carve your own path when exploring this fascinating new world. The striking scenery that has sprouted up around you is not a pretty mirage, but actually, a large-scale theme park-style town that is absolutely brimming with delicious secrets and hidden clues. Journey into the depths of the mountain on an adventurous boat ride, meet the townspeople and learn their stories, thumb through the local paper…who knows what you might uncover. At this snowy ‘Venice of the West’, you’ll feel like you have fallen into the pages of fiction and you’re the intrepid protagonist.
You might want to keep it chilled and duck into a bar found along the canal known as The Waterway. Where, in moments, you can find yourself sipping a refreshing concoction while soaking up the sight of the vibrant town in all its steampunk-meets-Victoriana glory. Alternatively, take your tipple to go with a stroll around the lake, join in one of the many carnival games or cool off in the light spray of the waterfall – that’s right, a gushing waterfall will be found in the concrete maze of London. Of course, you’ll need something to fuel your exploration, and thankfully there’ll be no shortage of delicious festive food available around the town to tuck into. There’ll be no rumbling stomachs at Phantom Peak Wintermas, that’s for sure.
All this is possible thanks to the marvellous minds of the team behind Time Run and Sherlock: The Game Is Now. They have created a true immersion into an alternate reality with an ever-evolving 30,000-sq ft of walkways, rivers, bars, shops and eateries to explore, not to mention a host of live actors and a living ecosystem which play a crucial role in injecting authentic life into this otherworldly experience. You haven’t experienced anything like this before, so make sure you grab your tickets now to be first through the doors of Phantom Peak.