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HiddenCity

Address: Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: 020 7193 4843
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Ranked #208 of 1,022 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Explore concealed streets, uncover quirky shops and stop by tucked away taverns.HiddenCity is a...
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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.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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259 reviews 259 reviews
32 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We did the covent garden route and had a great time exploring places we didn't appreciate. We were a little apprehensive before we started but the clues were fine - taxing but solvable. Bot sure how far we walked - maybe 3 miles or so but all very enjoyable with nearly every stop an attraction with a cafe/bar. Took us... More 

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Stone Cross
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Between Smithfield and Holborn are many small streets with interesting churches and buildings where many interesting have lived and worked over the centuries. We had a Blue Badge Guide to show us around which was very worthwhile as she was so knowledgeable. We had the same lady (Victoria) when we did the Legal London tour last year. Also in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I've done 2 routes now (City Lights & Bright Lights) once with friends and once with colleagues. Both were brilliant! The pace and difficulty level is very good with it being challenging and interesting but not boring. We got to visit new places, some great pubs along the way and had good fun competing with the other teams. I'd thoroughly... More 

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UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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