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HiddenCity

#139 of 627 Tours in London
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Address: London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: 020 7112 8951
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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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Great way to see the city..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sar_CampbellHill
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Wickwar, United Kingdom
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Wickwar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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london
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank ojskeed
London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank CoaleyLondon
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Davidnewtown
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I booked this for a friends birthday and we set off on our trial around London on a dry Saturday in December. I had booked Cryptic Covent Caper and we managed to finish in about hours with a pregnant woman and having wasted 20 minutes on a clue as a very rude wedding party seemed to think that they had... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a great way to get to know Shoreditch on foot. This walking tour of graffiti is set up as a competitive event but is also just a great way to see a different side of London. Boutique coffee shops, homeless drunks, unique stores and bars all share streets that are lined with graffiti, from Banksy to bums. Our... More 

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Thank Elke M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to explore a well loved city as a day of celebration. This was great fun! Everyone got involved and we all discovered parts of London previously unknown! Very well organised and all bars and restaurants along the way were very accommodating Thanks!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A great evening doing something different in London. It will lead you on a cryptic tour, but once you're 'in the zone', the clues are fantastic fun and you'll probably discover things you never knew and things you've never noticed before! With scheduled breaksa as well en route, it's great fun at whatever pace you like!

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palmerston north
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A brilliant way to see different parts of the city. We did the queens mirror hunt. We took our time as we anted to explore the places it took us. Highly recommend doing one of these hunts

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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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