The Enchanted Mirror: solve a trail of clues in a dark, Snow White-themed experience

December 9, 2014

This Christmas, solve an evil Queen’s challenge as you go in search of The Enchanted Mirror. Every successful team can expect a sweet ending… and one lucky team that completes the trail by 11 January 2015 will be whisked off to a regal experience at the V&A and The Kensington Hotel, worth £1,000. Afternoon tea and cocktails included…
Trail starts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington. £60 per team of up to four people. Runs daily until 11 January 2014. Buy tickets


We’ve teamed up with Time Out London to bring you a fairy tale adventure inspired by the story of Snow White. Your challenge: in teams of up to four people, solve a trail of clues set by an evil queen, in search of a magical mirror…

Once upon a time

As with all our trails, each clue, sent by text to your phone, leads you on foot to a new destination. In this special trail, expect to find yourself seeking out hidden objects and presenting code words to people you meet. Stroll down cobbled streets, weave through galleries and pause for drinks in tucked-away taverns.

Solve the clues and you’ll embark on a journey across the capital. Uncover the mirror, solve its final challenge, and your team will be rewarded with a sweet ending…

Win a regal experience for your team worth £1,000

One lucky team that solves the Queen’s challenge will be whisked off to an exclusive bespoke tour at the V&A with a stay in The Kensington Hotel:

- Bespoke exclusive private tour in the V&A for four around the museum’s Hidden Treasures.
- A one night stay for four, in two Superior rooms, with breakfast at The Kensington Hotel.
- A cocktail masterclass with Alessandro, The Kensington’s Head Barman and a master mixologist.
- Afternoon Tea at the V&A Cafe for four people.
- £25 V&A Shopping Gift Vouchers for each person.

Buy tickets now. Limited Availability.

Tickets are £60 for a team of up to four people. This trail has limited availability by day. We expect some dates to sell out.

Competition terms and conditions

- The winner will be selected from all those that complete the Enchanted Mirror trail between 4 December 2014 and 11 January 2015.
- The Winners will have to choose the date of hotel stay, valid for weekend stays (Fri, Sat & Sun nights) until 30 June 2015. Blackout dates are 21-24 May 2015. All stays are subject to room category availability and both rooms must be booked at the same time.
- The bespoke tour must be booked a minimum of 1 month in advance and will last 1 hour 30 mins. Valid until 30 June 2015. Can take place during normal opening hours (10.00-17.45 seven days a week).
- Afternoon Tea at the V&A Cafe includes a homemade scone with a selection of jams & clotted cream served with a pot of loose leaf tea of your choice. Available from 10.00 until last order at 16.30
- The cocktail masterclass for four must be taken during stay.
- The Prize Voucher cannot be transferred, refunded, exchanged, replaced or redeemed for cash.
- In the event that The Winners decline the prize awarded to him/her or cannot claim the prize in full, the Promoter may award the prize to another chosen valid entrant.
– The voucher is redeemable in the V&A Shop, Exhibition/Bookshop and Fashion Shop and cannot be used for online purchases. The voucher is non-transferable and has no cash value. The V&A Shop cannot accept responsibility for the loss of this voucher, which will not be reissued. The voucher is for single use only and will be retained upon use.The voucher can be used in conjunction with in store offers and with other discounts (i.e. member’s discount, student discount or any other promotional discount).
- No purchase necessary
- Staff of the promoter or prize providers are not eligible to win the prize.
- No cash or other alternative will be offered and the prize is non-transferable, but in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. No alterations, exchanges or refunds will be permitted.
- Any other expenses incurred during the period of the prize will be the responsibility of the Winners.
- Any person suspected of cheating, acting dishonestly or fraudulently in the opinion of the Promoter will be excluded from the competition.
- The Prize Winners agrees that their names and entry may be used in all required publicity material.
- Prize Providers: Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. The Kensington Hotel, 109 – 113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, United Kingdom SW7 5LR.