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The City - An immersive treasure hunt-style experience - The Secret City London

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Highlights

Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt-style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone.”Had a great time on the City of London walk. Visited a few places we didn’t know existed and had a very nice lunch at one of the recommended pubs - so nice we took a bit too long and our time wasn’t that good! Will definitely try another walk.”“We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally “observing” more than you normally do! Never knew there was a Roman Amphitheatre in London!”“Really fun day out discovering hidden gems of the city of London. Great clues, lots of fun trying to figure them out. 100% would recommend for anyone who wants to see the lesser known side of London.”

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Distance: 4.7 km
Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5
Difficulty: 2 / 5
Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues: 15

At half way and end earn yourself a break in a fantastic local pub or cafe. Ideal for all in all weather – just bring a coat! Assemble your team of 2 or more (friends, family, colleagues, a date..) and set the time.

A different way to explore a city’s lesser known sights and areas.

How it works:
Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost.
Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!

"As a born and bred Londoner this was a great day out walking well trodden streets but seeing new things."
"An amazing way to see the hidden treasures of London! "

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a mobile phone, with some data or text messages available.
  • You will be sent a trail of clues that guide you around the city and add a playful touch to exploring.
  • We will not be there to physically guide you on this trail. If you get lost you can message "Lost" for a detailed route to the next clue. Send "hint" if you think you're in the right location but aren't sure where to find the clue answer!
  • You should be comfortable walking ~5km. Please wear appropriate clothing for walking, the weather and the time of year.
  • There are 2 optional pub breaks on this trail. Use these to get refreshments or skip if you'd like to carry on. We have no affiliation with these establishments.
  • Any further issues please contact us via Facebook messenger.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path, adventure across the city and discover the hidden sights. Choose either the Telegram App (Recommended) or standard Text Messages (SMS)


Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)
  • Drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)


Departure Point
St. Paul's, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA, UK


Departure Time
Start between 8am to 2pm daily. This trail has some gated areas that may be closed if you start outside of these hours. Due to these gated areas the trail is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the TheSecret.city in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.

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