A playful way to explore York.
Discover sights on and off the beaten track.

Solve a trail of riddles sent to your phones!

An urban adventure game; solo, date, family or team!
Sights on and off the beaten track, discover the hidden gems
Enjoy optional breaks in local pubs and bars
Work together to unravel the clues and have a fantastic day out.

How it works

Trails are sent directly to your mobile phone by text or the Telegram app.
Explore alone, on a date or with friends and family.

    Cryptic riddles

    Each clue leads you to a new location within walking distance

    Work together

    Work together to solve the clues to unlock the route

    Hidden sights

    Discover the sights on and off the beaten track

    Pub & Cafe breaks

    Refuel and recharge in tucked away taverns or tea rooms

    How it works

    Get started in York

    Pick your trail

    Choose your city and find the perfect trail for you.

    Securely pay

    Use Apple Pay, Google Pay or Bank Card. You'll receive your trail instantly.

    Let's go!

    Enter your team details and off you go!

    Work as a...


    "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"


    "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!"


    "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 Party

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

    What our happy customers say:

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

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

    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!

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

    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

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

    Was great fun and a good way to see the city

    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

    Thank you so much it was great to be honest!

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

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

    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!

    We made it! It was fun!

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

    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!

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

    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...

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

    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 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...

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    We've received so much amazing feedback from our trail users that we're confident you'll have a great time. If not, tell us why and we'll give you your money back in full.

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