A moderately cryptic challenge to test your skills around Covent Garden and the West End. Ten clues ending at a friendly pub.
Start Location: Benugo Bar & Kitchen at the BFI Start Time: Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-2pm Duration: 2.5-3.5 hrs inc 90 min optional break (for lunch, if you fancy) Difficulty: Medium Local Knowledge: Low - just bring an A-Z! Name: Cryptic Covent Caper
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. Duration: 2-3 hours including two bar breaks Difficulty: Easy-medium Local Knowledge: None Name: Bright Lights Evening Trail
This trail has a romantic twist. Starting at the Vinoteca, you'll wander through parks and sample sweet somethings. Show your welcome text message to the bar staff at Vinoteca to get two glasses of wine for the price of one.
Start Location: Vinoteca Wine Bar & Shop Start Time: Mon-Sat 12-4pm. Duration: 2-3 hours inc 45 min break Difficulty: Easy-medium Local Knowledge: Medium. Bring an A-Z map. (Get stuck on a clue? Request a hint). Name: Cupid's Conundrums
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, Sun 10.30am-11.30am. Duration: 3-5 hours including one 45 min and two 15 min breaks (3 miles) Difficulty: Easy-medium Local Knowledge: None, just bring a map Name: Guardian East-End Explorer Trail
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. Duration: 2-4 hours including one 45 minute break. Difficulty: Easy-medium Local Knowledge: None, just bring a map Name: Discover Southwark
Explore the west end and an open space, finishing at a bar with a view. Ten clues to solve.
Start Location: Market Place Bar and Cafe Start Time: Any day between 12pm and 2.30pm. Unavailable Easter Sunday Duration: 2-4 hours, inc 30 min break at a cafe Difficulty: Medium Local Knowledge: Low - just bring an A-Z map! Name: Hidden Places, Open Spaces
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. 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: None - just pick up a map of the museum when you arrive. Name: Science Museum Discovery Trail
We've all seen it: weird, wacky, political, cute, funny and sometimes just plain rude. That's street art. But you may be surprised by how much you've missed. So we'll help you find it.
Start Location: Jaguar Shoes Start Time: Tue-Sun midday to 3.30pm. Duration: 2-3 hours including two 30 min breaks (1.5 miles) Difficulty: Easy-medium Local Knowledge: None (and no street art knowledge required) - just bring an A to Z. Name: Shoreditch Street Art Trail
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. Duration: 4 - 5 hours including four optional breaks (1h 45 mins total break time) Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for all ages. Local Knowledge: None - this trail is designed for newcomers. Just bring a street map. Name: West End Explorer Trail
Take your family on a journey of discovery through London's historic heart at the Museum of London. We've teamed up with the Museum to give you a new way to find out about the capital. Suitable for all ages.
Start Location: Museum of London entrance Start Time: Mon-Sun 10am-3.30pm. Museum closes at 6pm. Duration: 1-2 hours (the trail is entirely within the museum) Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for all ages. Children under 8 may need assistance with the clues. Local Knowledge: None - just pick up a map of the museum when you arrive. Name: Museum of London Discovery Trail
Most HiddenCity hunts are £16 per team. You can have as many people as you like on a team as you’re paying per phone. Text messages that you send are charged at your standard rate, or may be free if you have ‘bundled texts’ with your phone package. There is no charge to receive messages.
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What do I win?
On our self-run HiddenCity hunts the prize is the experience itself.