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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.

Phone messages example

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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.

    Edinburgh

    It was really great thanks again!

    London

    Great day out. Clues challenging but doable. Fun way to see the city sights!

    London

    Another fab quest completed this week. We’ve had a wonderful day in Greenwich and explored new parts of our favourite corner of London thanks to secret city! HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳

    York

    Absolutely brilliant. We actually got to explore York (even places we’d never visited before) with our two ‘don’t like to walk’ tweens who were completely engrossed the whole way through! Got completely confused on occasions but that just added to...

    London

    It was a fun day out that showed us a different side to Greenwich that we hadn't seen before! Lots of nice walks and paths less travelled mixed with sights and facts made it an informative and interactive experience.

    York

    Great fun, good story and clues. Saw lots of york I'd not seen before. Good being able to share link with others to follow the clues. Just wish I'd known the pub stops so I could have booked a table in advance as all were fullFantastic customer se...

    London

    This was a brilliant day out. Weve done quite a few of these quests before and this was one of the best! Very clever cryptic clues but not undoable … the hints were very useful and you walk past many photo opportunities and pub refuel stops! 10/10

    London

    There are some pretty and quirky alleys and buildings, and places in London that we would never have gone down if not for this trail. There are plaques and badges on buildings we wouldn’t have known about Eg where Isaac newton once lived etc. didn...

    London

    This was a great and challenging trail. The beginning clues tested our brains but the following clues were fun to solve so we could enjoy the different places we visited and learn interesting facts along the way.

    London

    The trail was great fun and just the right amount of time. Lovely to see lots of Christmas lights displays in London - both ones on the busy streets that I had seen before and some off the beaten track which were the most exciting finds! Some area...

    Edinburgh

    Our 3rd scavenger hunt and as previously, did not dissapoint. Interesting points of interest with stories from history!Great way to explore the lesser known curiosities of Edinburghs old town.

    London

    A lovely way to experience Christmas in London! we really enjoyed the story of the route, what a fun day out! :)

    London

    It was really fun! Really liked the fun facts about each thing! really enjoyed it! As always!

    London

    Our 2nd tour and just like the other London one we did, did not dissapoint!Fantastic for everyone who is interesting in learning more about London whilst also competing against the clock!!

    London

    Had a great time doing this trail! Had to have a second attempt as we tried it first time and had a few too many refreshment stops so only made half the trail 🤣. Finished it off today and although it officially took 21 days, we had a good laugh! Q...

    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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    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!"