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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?

Ready? Book your team today

Plan your day

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.

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Photo credits for this trail to Chris Basilio.


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

Hally’s Review Image

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

It's Coming Holmes Review Image

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

Chateau Hills Review Image

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

Caju Review Image

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

Birthday! Review Image

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

Ruz Review Image

Very good fun! An enjoyable stroll about town.

The Morris Dancers Review Image

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

The clearly s**** Review Image

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

Miracle Workers Review Image

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


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