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Address: London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: 020 7112 8951
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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.
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A Great Way to spend an afternoon

I lovely day outside, no particular plans? This was a great way to spend and afternoon. A hunt around Londons attractions looking for clues all via Text Message. Although... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jenny B
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I lovely day outside, no particular plans? This was a great way to spend and afternoon. A hunt around Londons attractions looking for clues all via Text Message. Although a bit of knowldege of the area is needed, me and my friends had a great time hunting around southbank, somerset house, the galleries and covent Garden looking for clues. The... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Without giving anything away its brilliant fun and a great way to explore the city. We did it on our own but on our next trip to the city we aim to do it as teams... We anticipate much screaming, shouting and running but it'll definitely be fun. Can't recommend enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We did Enchanted mirror Hidden city tour with couple of friends. The trail was really fun and we enjoyed it, but the experience was spoiled but the malfunctioning system. We waited for system SMS response for over 30 mins 3 times and after calling to emergency number, we were just told to wait 15 minutes more. Seemed very unprofessional to... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went for the cupids conundrum hunt. Clues were fun and not too difficult, if anything they could even be a little more tricky - or maybe have difficulty options in the clues so that locals and tourists could have a pick? Go if... It's a sunny / clear day, it wouldn't be fun in the rain! You do have 28... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I booked the Enchanted Mirror trail a few weeks ago as a date day with my husband. Having gone to university in South Kensington for four years, it was lovely to revisit some of my old favourites, but the best thing was that I got to explore some new places off the beaten track! I thought the trail was very... More 

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UK
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We done the Enchanted Mirror tour and we found it great fund and a great way to see parts of London that you normally would not visit and nice places at that. Also it took you into museums which I found enjoyable and very interesting as it made me read exhibition pieces rather than just scaring and walking on past.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We actually did the HiddenCity in Brighton, UK and absolutely loved it. It takes you to all the sights you would want to see anyway, plus takes you to tucked in places you may not find on your own. There are a bunch of different tours to choose from depending on what you want to see/do. They text you clues... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The walk was ok and pretty much what I had expected: text message quests that guided us through Kensington and Kingsbridge through streets and pubs we probably wouldn't have visited otherwise. Some of the quests were too hard for foreigners (e.g. needed to know lyrics of an old British song) and some we just didn't seem to get right even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We did the Covent Garden route, with children from 11 to 15. Very enjoyable, clues got harder towards the end but all were manageable. All of us played a part in getting the right answers - so very good for working as a team. We are Londoners - and I think some local knowledge helped us, but is not at... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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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.
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