A moderately cryptic challenge to test your skills around Covent Garden and the West End. Eleven clues ending at a friendly pub.
Start location: Benugo Bar & Kitchen at the BFI Start time: Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-2pm. NB: Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan Duration: 2.5-3.5 hrs inc 90 min optional break (for lunch, if you fancy) Difficulty: Medium Local knowledge required: Low - just bring an A-Z!
5 Dec - 5 Jan, Limited places, booking required. The Ghost of Scrooge has risen after 150 years to test your Christmas Spirit with a trail of cryptic Christmas clues. Be successful and you'll be rewarded with treats on route.
Start location: The National Cafe at The National Gallery Start time: Mon-Sat:Start between 11am & 3pm (except NYE 11am-12pm), Sun:12-2pm. Duration: 3-4 hours inc two breaks (3 miles) Difficulty: Easy-Medium Local knowledge required: None
Watch the city fade into the night with our evening trail. Starting at Southbank's Concrete bar, you'll travel high and low, from river views to hidden basement bars.
Start location: Concrete Bar at the Hayward Gallery Start time: Tue-Sat 2pm-8pm, Sun-Mon 2pm-5pm. Closed 24th - 26th Dec & 31st Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 2-3 hours including two bar breaks Difficulty: Easy-medium Local knowledge required: None
This trail has a romantic twist. Starting at The Victoria, you'll wander through parks and sample sweet somethings.
Start location: The Victoria Start time: Mon-Sat 12-4pm. Closed 24th Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 2-3 hours inc 45 min break Difficulty: Easy-medium Local knowledge required: Medium. Bring an A-Z map. (Get stuck on a clue? Request a hint).
Starting a stone's throw from the walls of ancient Londinium attempt our evening challenge in the city.
Start location: Jugged Hare (Large group? Try the roomy Barbican Camera Cafe, diagonally opp.) Start time: Mon-Sun 3-8pm. Duration: 2-3 hours including two tavern breaks (2.3 miles) Difficulty: Easy-Medium Local knowledge required: None, just bring a map
Starting in Southwark Park, embark on an exploration of the local community - once industrial, now regenerated. This cryptic trail will guide you through leafy gardens, you'll browse local shops and visit contemporary art galleries.
Start location: Dilston Grove Start time: Wed-Sat 11.30am-1.30pm, Sun 11.30am-12.30pm. Closed 24th Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 2-4 hours including one 45 minute break. Difficulty: Easy-medium Local knowledge required: None, just bring a map
Built in conjunction with the Guardian. Starting at an arts cafe amongst industrial warehouses, embark on an east-end adventure.
Start location: Counter Cafe Start time: Tue-Sat 10.45am-12:45pm, unavailable on Sunday. Closed 24th Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 3-5 hours including one 45 min and two 15 min breaks (3 miles) Difficulty: Easy-medium Local knowledge required: None, just bring a map
Start location: Pitcher & Piano Start time: Any day between 10am and 4pm. Closed 24th Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 2-3 hours including a 30 minute pub-stop (3 miles) Difficulty: Easy Local knowledge required: None. Coming by train into the Central Station? Grab a mini A-Z map from WHSmith. And you can leave bags at left luggage beside the platforms.
Discover the magic of Science. Experience the weird and the wonderful, from chimpanzee brains to floating homes. Win a 'Certified Scientist' badge if you complete the trail.
Start location: Science Museum main entrance Start time: Every day 10am-2.30pm. Museum closes 6pm. Closed 24th Dec - 26th Dec & 31st Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours including an optional 1-hour break for food or drink, and two 10-minute breaks for your own exploration. Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for all ages. Children under 8 may need assistance with the clues. Local knowledge required: None - just pick up a map of the museum when you arrive.
Designed with newcomers in mind, you'll explore famous thoroughfares and curious side streets.
Start location: The Wallace Collection Start time: Mon-Sat: 10am-2pm; Sun 10am-1pm. Closed 24th Dec - 1st Jan. Duration: 4 - 5 hours including four optional breaks (1h 45 mins total break time) Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for all ages. Local knowledge required: None - this trail is designed for newcomers. Just bring a street map.
Most HiddenCity hunts are £16 per team. You can have as many people as you like on a team as you are paying per phone.
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When can I play?
On most trails you can play any day within 28 days of signing up. Some trails require you to book a date. These trails have limited availability. Each hunt states the earliest and latest time you can start.