Getting Setup

This guide will walk you through the setup process: Selecting the correct adventure, setting up your team and receiving the welcome message.

Looking for information on how our trails work? Take a look at our 'how it works' guide here.

1. Choose your adventure

Choose from our list of trail with ranging length, difficulty and start locations.

2. Gather your team

Organise into teams of 1-5 players. Choose a captain to lead each team.

3. Book

Sign up online. Work as a team or compete against each other by splitting into groups.

You can add multiple groups at checkout by increasing the quantity.

4. Setup your team

Enter your team leader information, they'll receive a text message with further instructions.

Not logged in?
After checkout you'll be emailed your account login details.

5. Welcome message

The team leader will receive a welcome message with instructions. This includes the start location and additional information.

Chose Telegram?
Press the the telegram link ( ), choose to open with the Telegram App and press the 'START' button at the bottom to load the trail.

6. Begin

On the day of your adventure, head to the start location and when you're ready to begin reply to the welcome message with "start".

7. Weave through the city

You'll receive cryptic clues that guide you within walking distance. Decode the message to uncover the path.

For more information on solving clues see our 'how it works' guide here.

8. Solve

When you reach the destination, solve the clue and search for the answer. Send the answer to receive the next clue.

Need a hint?
Reply with 'hint' for a nudge in the right direction.

Got lost?
Reply with 'lost' to get some guidance.

9. Refuel

Enjoy optional breaks in tucked away taverns and cafes. We find the best for you to enjoy.

10. Have a blast

Don't just take our word for it - see what our explorers have to say.

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

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 & 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.

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