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HiddenCity

Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
020 7193 4843
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Ranked #138 of 621 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Explore concealed streets, uncover quirky shops and stop by tucked away taverns.HiddenCity is a trail of clues by text message. Each clue takes you to... more » Owner description: Explore concealed streets, uncover quirky shops and stop by tucked away taverns.HiddenCity is a trail of clues by text message. Each clue takes you to a hidden location, where you are challenged to look around to find the answer. Reply with the correct answer and get the next clue.To get started, sign up on the HiddenCity website.Trails are an experience of two to four hours with the goal being to complete all the clues and reach the final hidden cafe, pub or bar. Ideal for groups of two to four people.You can also play the game as a competitive event by entering multiple teams, contending against each other to be the fastest to complete a trail. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had two teams who took part in the Bright Lights hunt for a stag-do, and I think it's fair to say that everyone had a really good time. A couple of the clues were 'guessable', but in the main their level was pitched just right, and some of the locations visited were genuinely different. I had some concerns as... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We did quirky shops treasure hunt in brighton on sat 12th july. It was amazing to see hidden places and gems which you dont normally go to. And us being ladies we did get distracted by the shops. Unfortunetly we had a few technical issues and didnt have chance to complete. But the staff were very supportive and happy to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We did the Bright Lights Evening Trail starting at the Southbank. There was 7 of us altogether ranging in ages from 14 to 58 and we all got stuck into the clues. It took us 2 hours and unfortunately we incurred 40 mins of penalties many due to typos. This was a really good way to fill in a couple... More

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Rugby58
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had such a fun time on the Scrooge Christmas trail! I have visited London quite a few times, but this "hunt" took me to parts of the city i had not seen, and inside buildings i had not yet visited (but wanted to). And there was such a sense of satisfaction when we would solve a clue!! Plus the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

One of the worst experiences of my life! Aside from traipsing around some of the most touristy places in London, there is no fun to be had from this. It probably didn't help that it was cold and raining but the amount of walking involved and the ridiculous clues made it more torture than fun. To top it all, they... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We did the 'Cupid's Conundrums' treasure hunt as part of a hen party and had a tremendous time. We wanted to do something fun and outdoors, and this was just the right fit. Some things worth knowing: - pay attention to the last recommended START TIME for your hunt - they're there for a reason! Without giving the game away,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I did the hidden city live event with two friends. It was absolutely fantastic. We saw lots of London we had never seen before, as well as coming across some of the more touristy sites. The clues were inspired, very clever and enjoyable to solve. The difficulty level was spot on for us. I will definitely be doing this again.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had planned to do Hidden Places Open Spaces but for forecast looked awful so went with the hunt in Science Museum. Good Fun, easy start but then got caught out on a couple of clues, all in the detail! Would like to try an outdoor one next.

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Luanda, Angola
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Three of us tried the Shoreditch street art tour and really enjoyed it. the clues aren’t too hard as long as you have a map. This is a great way to see different parts of the city in a more interactive way. We really enjoyed it, but sometimes looked foolish arguing about the clues in the street! The breaks are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Well worth doing, in a group or on your own. Leave time for some beers along the way. Local knowledge definitely helps, remember that if you know the area that will take down the difficulty level a bit, but it's still fun. Most of the clues are fun to play, though one could be better done.

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