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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.”

Your Snaps

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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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    Pick Your Trail

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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.

    York Treasure Hunt

    We came to York for a few days for my birthday and got recommended to do one of these. I liked the fact it’s independent, we got to see sights of York that we wouldn’t of seen otherwise and stopped off at lovely pubs & small cafe’s along the way. ...

    London Treasure Hunt

    Really fun and interesting few hours on the City Treasure Hunt, will definitely do the West End hunt soon.

    London Treasure Hunt

    Fun and different day out! Clues were hard enough to keep it interesting but not too hard that you get fed up. We did get lost once or twice but it all made sense when we were in the right place. Our only tip is start early as it’s harder to see t...

    London Treasure Hunt

    What a fun way to spend time with your friends or family! Saw loads of things in the City of London that we’ve always missed or never knew about. Lots of little passageways, tons of history and lovely little gardens and ruins to discover! Would ab...

    London Treasure Hunt

    We made it x A thoroughly enjoyable day x

    London Treasure Hunt

    A fabulous way to see the sites of London. Clues were pitched perfectly, enough challenge but not impossible!A great day out!

    London Treasure Hunt

    Thoroughly enjoyed our trail. We saw so much and learnt things we would never found ourselves. The clues were really clear and clever which meant you weren’t ‘lost’ for too long. The assistance provided before doing the trail was excellent too. Th...

    York Treasure Hunt

    So much fun! Really took us around the city to places we’d never think of going!! Took us a good 2 hours !

    York Treasure Hunt

    A good activity to do in York that gets you walking around around town and thinking, as well as stopping in a couple of cool old pubs. Would definitely recommend if you're in York for a few days!

    London Treasure Hunt

    Great trail, genuinely quite hard, much easier after the first pint break!

    London Treasure Hunt

    Really fun and interesting adventure, we saw parts of London we’d never have seen without this trail. The vast majority of the riddles were fun and largely easy to follow, with only a couple being a little too vague to work out without hints. Over...

    London Treasure Hunt

    Amazing game! It was so fun and interesting to see these places from a different angle. We were a team of 5 split into 2 groups (to add a bit of challenge) and each team received the clues, which made it easier to compete against each other. We wi...

    London Treasure Hunt

    Exciting adventure, difficult and creative, mind blowing cues, fun attractions.

    London Treasure Hunt

    We really enjoyed the experience. A wonderful way to discover hidden parts of London.

    Edinburgh Treasure Hunt

    This was our first ever hunt and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Got lost a few times & it certainly isn’t for anyone with bad knees but what a great way to see parts of Edinburgh we probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We took in a few lovely bars ...

    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 Whatsapp or Telegram 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 Whatsapp or Telegram (free download) which will use your normal Data rate.
    You can use Whatsapp, Telegram or Text Messages with our trails. A few trails won't be available via Text Messages as they contain longer text and we've had some reliability issues due to this.
    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!"