We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

HiddenCity

Neighborhood:
Southbank
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: 020 7112 8951
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Explore concealed streets, uncover quirky shops and stop by tucked away...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 157 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fantastic Fun

A group of 11 of us did the Bright Lights trail & it was a really fun way to discover parts of London we hadn't been to before. The clues are tricky at first but make more sense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alice S
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in London

Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us did the Bright Lights trail & it was a really fun way to discover parts of London we hadn't been to before. The clues are tricky at first but make more sense as you get into the game and definitely make you think! Would definitely recommend HiddenCity to anyone looking for something a bit... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Alice S
Marlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did Moriarty's Game with my 20 year old daughter & her boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed it. We completed the whole trail in a reasonable time and didn't have to ask for help so we were pretty pleased. The set up allows you to stop for refreshments in several places but we only stopped once and rewarded ourselves with lunch... More 

Helpful?
Thank dunwomblin
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely afternoon treasure hunt. A great way to see London - exploring places you wouldn't normally visit. Good fun! Will definitely do this again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Donna U
england
Level Contributor
113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We did the bright lights evening trail. Thoroughly enjoyed this and the places it took us to. We made the mistake of not deciding if we were going to do this at a leisurely pace or compete; you should decide beforehand as if you compete you really don't have time to take in all the places you go to. On... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank anotherscreenname
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I highly recommend this as a way of exploring London. We did it as two teams and although it got a little competitive (!) it worked very well. We did the Bright Lights tour and my only comment is that you should be prepared to cover a fair bit of ground and I would advise that if you are doing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex C
West London
Level Contributor
66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

For a wonderful way to get around and see parts of London you might otherwise miss, form a team and take part in one of these 'hunts'. You can be competitive and go up against another team or, as we did, just do it for fun. As a treat for my birthday, four members of our family went on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank BusterKitten
Hampshire
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Three friends and I completed the Enchanted Mirror challenge and it was a really fab day! Like all of the reviews I read before we went....it was great fun to explore London in a way we never would have before. Very well thought out and just something new and different. Really can't recommend it enough.

Helpful?
1 Thank jax_webs
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Wow...what truly great invention..this whole hidden city hunt takes you to places you would never really think existed..so many too choose from...we are going to do the Enchanted Mirror next so watch this space.. Well done to the team from Hidden City..keep up the good work with inspired ideas. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. .

Helpful?
Thank Deeharper
Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Have done two of these now , an excellent way of seeing parts of London you wouldn't usually see - done best as a couple or a group , you can be ultra competitive or just take your time - a really good idea

Helpful?
Thank PaulM16
Northumberland, England, UK
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My mid teens and I have had a fabulous day exploring bits of Kensington we would likely never have found otherwise. The focus of having clues to solve was really entertaining, and some of the experiences were simply unique! Lots of lovely places to eat and drink on the way too. I would definitely recommend this if you enjoy exploring... More 

Helpful?
Thank northumberlandgal

Travelers who viewed HiddenCity also viewed

 

Been to HiddenCity? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from HiddenCity staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Southbank

Neighborhood Profile
Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
Explore this neighborhood