Getting trapped in a room sounds like a nightmare for some people, but this Lewisham company has been especially commended for how it excels in doing so.

That is because the escape room Modern Fables in South Bermondsey has been nominated for a prestigious Time Out Recommended award for 2017.

Escape rooms trap people inside a devious room full of puzzles and tricks for those stuck inside to figure a way out, usually with some kind of story attached to how they solve the clues.

This specific escape room is called The Escapist was designed by Jay Harris, who has also worked to create exhibits for museums, theatre and the National Trust.

Time Out editors and critics felt that Modern Fables was one of the best of its kind in London and will be featured as a highly recommended place to visit in the capital.

Jay Harris, company director at Modern Fables, said: “As somebody that relied on Time Out for great suggestions when I first moved to London I am very proud that we are now a part of their recommended listing.

“The award will be invaluable in helping us to stand out from many other offerings in what is an extremely competitive city.”

A spokesperson of Time Out said: “Time Out is dedicated to discovering and championing the best of the city, and giving outstanding venues the recognition they deserve.

“These venues give the people that live in the city the best products, service or experience and so it only seems right to give something back to them and help them boost their business.”