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The Secret City

Solve a trail of clues sent to your phone.

Decipher the path to hidden gems within walking distance.

Experience magical pubs and cafes en route.

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Your Urban Adventure

Assemble your team of friends, family, colleagues, a date...

Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance.

Search for sights on and off the beaten track, discover the hidden gems. Earn yourself a halfway break in a fantastic local pub or cafe

“Just like an outdoor escape room, but better, with pub stops!”
“A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up here as one of the best
“Fabulous way to explore and discover our city. Would absolutely recommend this!”
“Absolutely brilliant fun and so informative away from the crowds.”

How It Works

Each cryptic clue is a series of directions, followed by a question to be answered.

On your route you'll see sights that are mentioned within the clue so you'll know you're on the right path!

The last step of the clue will require you to search for an answer at the end of the directions.

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    Let's Go!

    Enter your team details and off you go!

    What You Say

    The great things our great customers say about us.

    Absolutely lots of fun, we got explore sides of Londinium that we never even knew existed. It made us appreciate London's history even more!Definitely recommended. Wear comfortable walking shoes though!

    Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Seen a few more parts of London not been to before. Suited a mixed group perfectly.

    It was a really fun tour with a lots of great sight included! We enjoyed it a lot!

    Found lots of new things in my home city, having lived here for 20 yearsGot scuppered by one building that was covered in netting and scaffolding

    Great fun, off the beaten track and we saw some amazing sights!Shame it got dark so we couldn't see the clue in st dunstan sq!Great afternoon though......

    We are four, well-walked, people who have had a brilliant time in York because of you and your team’s service. We loved discovering the city for the first time through winding streets and alleyways

    Thoroughly enjoyed our treasure hunt. We were taken to lots of little hidden treasures in London and discovered historical gems. We would definitely recommend

    Really fun way to spend 3-4 hours and see parts of London you’ve not seen before. Entertaining clues, lots of fun.

    Brilliant! Taken us on a great tour of London and some lovely streets we’ve never seen before.

    We had a great time, look forward to the next adventure!

    Amazing experience, perfect for a date defiantly something different that’s worth trying. Will definitely be trying another one in a different city!

    Had a great time on the City of London walk. Visited a few places we didn't know existed and had a very nice lunch at one of the recommended pubs - so nice we took a bit too long and our time wasn't that good! Will definitely try another walk.

    We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally "observing" more than you normally do! Never knew there was a Roman Amphitheatre in London! And we had a bonus bit of fun: early 20th Century London buses on show! It was good...

    Really fun day out discovering hidden gems of the city of London. Great clues, lots of fun trying to figure them out. Finding out about the Roman walls in the middle of London was particularly interesting. 100% would recommend for anyone who wants...

    We loved seeing hidden london, the parks and buildings. Education for a cockney! Great day out.

    As a born and bred Londoner this was a great day out walking well trodden streets but seeing new things. The clues are never too far away and so chances of getting lost are minimized. Lots of places to eat and drink en route and a brilliant few ho...

    This was great fun for a sunny day out! Right mix of hard and difficult questions and a good walk too :)

    An amazing way to see the hidden treasures of London! Perfect activity to take your friends and family on when they’re visiting. Love the cheeky pint options throughout the trail!

    A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best

    We made it! It was fun!

    Would recommend for anyone who wants to see the famous London attractions, along with some amazing off the beat spots. A whole day out, loads of fun and challenging! We want to do another one!

    Absolutely brilliant fun and so informative away from the crowds.Seeing about 200 youths cycling by on a quietish road pulling wheelies was amazing.

    Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks.

    Thank you so much it was great to be honest!

    We saw a lot of places we would have never found without the game and places we didn’t know. Sometimes it was quite tricky but in a group it’s a lot of fun! We will definitely do the other Game for London

    Was great fun and a good way to see the city

    An excellent way to explore hidden parts of London, discover new things and learn the history behind the prettiest areas of the city.

    A great way to see York! We're local, but never properly spent a day looking round York and this was a fab way to do it. Would absolutely recommend and are looking forward to doing it elsewhere

    Lots of fun, great way to explore somewhere new when you don't know your way around 😁

    Really fun! It’s a great way to see London with different eyes. Cheers to alternative tourism! Can’t wait for new trails in the city!

    Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. Finished in a pub, perfect!

    Despite the weather we had a great time exploring some unseen areas of london, the pub stops helped to dry off!

    Had a great time on the Quirks and Snickets tour of York. Fabulous way to explore and discover our city. Would absolutely recommend this!

    5* Absolutely Brilliant FUN. Support Staff A1!!! Excellent! Was a great way to learn & see...at your own pace....this great City of London.

    Really enjoyed the York trail. Got to see lots of the City and even some parts that I hadn't even noticed before. Would highly recommend the trail if you want to explore. Looking forward to seeing this is more Cities in the future.

    Had a fab time doing the Quirks and Snickets trail in York. Time for a pint. Great service from The Secret City. Took less time than expected thanks to a bit of local knowledge. Thoroughly recommended to locals and visitors alike.

    FAQs

    You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at anytime. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heaven's decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything's a race!
    Of course! The fastest way to get setup is to press the "Setup Your Adventure" after you order has been completed. This will take you to the team setup page where you can enter your team name and number and get setup to go within seconds.
    If you choose to use our "Telegram" (free download from all major app stores) communication method then up to 5 phones can be connected to one team. The team leader can simply forward their welcome message to each team member who can click the link to join.
    You can receive message on most phone number via SMS (text messages) - which will cost you your normal SMS rate. If you have data, we recommend using Telegram (free download) which will use your normal Data rate.
    Simply; If you don't have a great time on our trail, let us know why and we'll give you your money back in full. Easy!
    You can find a full list of our FAQS here.
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    Simply; If you don't have a great time on our trail, let us know why and we'll give you your money back in full.

    Team Ideas

    Friends

    "Really enjoyable. Nice way to walk around York and see things we otherwise might have missed. The text message system for clues worked really well too"

    Family

    "My family and I loved this trail! The set up is really cool and the roads it took us on were new to me as a resident here...Overall it was a really great time! Thank you very much!"

    Tourist

    "Really fun! It’s a great way to see London with different eyes. Cheers to alternative tourism! Can’t wait for new trails in the city!"

    Hen / Stag Do

    "The perfect activity for the perfect day. A nice way to organise the day, great to have pub stops on the route too! :)"

    Office Team Building

    "We used the secret city tour as a team bonding exercise. It was a great way to get to know people you don’t work with directly. We all met in the pub at the end of the tour for a well deserved pint! - would definitely recommend for an away day!"

    Birthday

    "I was bought a voucher by a friend and didn't really know what to expect. We had a brilliant time working our way through the clues in York. Think I'll buying them a voucher for their birthday too!"

    Christmas Event

    "A great way to get the team out of the office, our comeptitiveness came out as our teams raced around solving the clues. Fantastic idea to have pub stops to meet up with each other and have a drink."

    Date

    "Amazing experience, perfect for a date definitley something different that’s worth trying. Will be trying another one in a different city!"