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Address: London SE1 8XX, England
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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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Fun afternoon activity

We completed Mind of the Maker as two couples in our 30s. We are local and we're looking for a fun afternoon activity while our friends were visiting. We all really enjoyed it and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We completed Mind of the Maker as two couples in our 30s. We are local and we're looking for a fun afternoon activity while our friends were visiting. We all really enjoyed it and it took us to a couple of places we hadn't been before. There were a couple of clues that we thought were maybe a bit too... More 

Thank TheReadsOnTheRoad
Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our team of 4 took just over 3 hours to complete the Hidden City Mind of the Maker around the Kings Cross area. We discovered areas of the city, cafes and pubs that we had not visited before and we were all impressed with the thought that had gone inti the event. Look forward to doing another.

Thank JayneHTB
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We have completed Moriarty's Game and Bright Lights. These are wonderful ways to have fun with your friends whilst discovering hidden gems in London, particularly out of the way bars and restaurants where everyone is really friendly. You can do the trail as quickly or as slowly as you like so you choose how much you want to stop and... More 

Thank Caroline L
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Did this as part of an away day for my team. Took the Moriarty's Game challenge. Was a great day that everyone enjoyed and definitely came across parts of London I never knew existed! Highly recommended.

Thank Farah S
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We tried to do it today but it wouldn't work. We all called, left vms etc. Eventually someone responded via Twitter to say it was a server issue and to try again as it should work. It didn't. No one bothered to call us back or help us further. Was very frustrating as this was one of the only times... More 

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Wickwar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We did the city lights evening trail, This was a great way to see hidden parts of the city that you normally wouldn't see like ruins or secret gardens, we had no knowledge to the area and still had fun doing it. It was a lot of walking, we ended up doing about 10miles but it was easy terrain. It... More 

Thank Sar_CampbellHill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Over cryptic and really dragged on. Did this with a bunch of colleagues and we were all bored to bits with it in the end. Dull.

Thank ojskeed
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We paid our £25 and turned up at the launch point to receive our first clue which was a code breaker numbers and letters question. At this point I felt a little disappointed as we have evolved from SMS messages as being the only means of communication in the 21st Century and would have appreciated a mixture of pictures, web... More 

Thank CoaleyLondon
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

When visiting a friend in London, we decided to sign up for HiddenCity's "Moriarty's Game." We had been to London before and had seen the major sites, so we thought this would be a different way to see the city. And we got even more than we planned for! Tricky puzzles delivered to us by phone sent us around some... More 

2 Thank Katie1216
Newtown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I didn't know what to expect when we started as a family team with this present for my birthday. But it was so much fun. Having clues to solve means that you are more aware of the buildings and places we saw. We had a fun few hours including stopping for a meal. A unique way to "sightsee"

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