Ever heard of a Screamatorium? Nor us.
But as the long, hot summer of 2022 draws to a close, many of us may be experiencing post-holiday blues – causing stress levels to rise.
And to help Londoners cope as they go from sunny holiday vibes back into the 9-5, with kids to organise for Back to School, shorter days and Christmas gifts already appearing in shop windows, Leadenhall Market is opening the UK’s first Screamatorium, where visitors and City workers alike can escape to release some pent-up tension through a number of stress-busting interventions.
The free Screamatorium experience will provide a chance to really let it out with a big old scream into a decibel meter and bash out the blues with a traditional Whack-A-Mole game, followed by a calming meditation zone and cake corner with a delicious sweet treat from Leadenhall’s patisserie Aux Merveilleux de Fred – helping people hold on to that relaxed, summer feeling they’ve been enjoying over the past few months.
With new research from Leadenhall Market showing that the most common way office workers deal with a stressful day is to step outside for a breather (45 percent doing so) and 40 percent of those based in London going for a walk around the block to decompress, the Screamatorium is there to help – open throughout the working day as well as being available for an evening vent.
Open from September 13-16 from 11.30am-7pm daily, the Screamatorium is free to visit, with no need to book.
Once calm has been restored and moods boosted, Leadenhall Market’s 35 boutique shops, restaurants and bars will be on hand, serving plenty of food and drink to replenish energy levels and all the latest seasonal fashion for some retail therapy (check with individual outlets for opening times).