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A Forbidden Fayre

£ 15 per person

Which Victorian dandy used to have his boots washed with champagne? Which psychedelic rocker once lived next to the house of a world famous baroque-r? Which American president married his cousin? Find out all this and so much more as you unravel the secret history of Mayfair- more than just a monopoly square.

Allow our cryptic clues to take you on a journey through fine palaces, grand arcades, charming passageways and hidden gardens. Along the way, encounter eccentric figures, head-scratching riddles, great cafes, historic pubs, a food and drink market in a Greek-revival church, a brewery in a crypt… the list goes on!

Have you got what it takes to beat all 19 clues and uncover London’s Forbidden Fair?

Plan your day

Winter: Start any time between 9am-4pm (Mon-Sat) and 10.45am-4.10pm (Sun) Summer: Start any time between 9am-6pm (Mon-Sat) and 10.45am-4.10pm (Sun)

2 - 2.5 hours across 4.5 km / 2.8 miles

Start Location

Piccadilly Circus, London

End Location

Shepherd Market, Mayfair.

Communication Methods


Photo credits for this trail to Chris Basilio.

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The great things our customers have to say about The Secret City


Lovely walking trail around London we hadn't seen before with clues to get us to the next…

Winchester wonders

Fab & so interesting

Wondering Yocals

Simply loved it. A small gripe about a question that was essentially right being shown to…

mini golf

Really fun day out exploring new parts of London!


Absolutely brilliant trail! I saw parts of London I never had before and I loved how it m…

It's Coming Holmes

A fantastic walk through a beautiful area of London, discovering lots of hidden gems and …

Chateau Hills

What a brilliant idea. “Dragged” the family around parts of Mayfair that I never knew exi…


Most of the clues are very well written and challenging to find out - I think overall we …


Fabulous day exploring parts of London that I didn’t know about.Such lovely new places to…


Very good fun! An enjoyable stroll about town.

The Morris Dancers

Our third trail and this was super enjoyable - we discovered hidden gardens and pit stops…

The clearly s****

Despite the pouring rain, we managed to go the distance! Thankful for the occasional esc…

Miracle Workers

Was very interesting and fun to do. However I do feel that 19 clues is a bit too many.


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