See London like never before with our first treasure trail across the capital. Solve clues and reveal hidden messages as you walk your way around some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. It’s perfect for corporate days out, school trips or just healthy (and perhaps competitive) family activities.
Our first trail is called Lancelot, and if you keep your eyes open, you shouldn’t get lost a lot. Don’t worry if you do get stuck, you can contact us for help anytime!
Lancelot starts near St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to be a new landmark following the Great Fire of London in 1666. Now, you wouldn’t expect us to give away the route of our London walks, would you?
Instead, we can tell you about some of the London sites you’ll see on the way. This exciting four-mile Foxtrail walk, which will take up to four hours to complete, takes in some of the biggest London attractions.
Tower of London
Make sure you don’t lose your head looking for clues. The Tower, built by William the Conqueror in 1078 became a symbol of oppression to the people of London, seeing as it was home to the Crown Jewels and a stinking jail. If the prison wasn’t grim enough, beheadings were common, including Queens of England thanks to every executioner’s favourite King, Henry VIII.
While Tower Hill represents past glories, not far away is another place you’ll discover that offers the best of modern London.
This vibrant and cosmopolitan food market, all under cover, is packed with independent tradespeople selling the most delicious food and drinks. From specialist cheeses, meats and pastries, to coffee and something for the sweet-toothed, Borough Market is a perfect piece of our treasure map jigsaw. Take a breather, load up with some goodies, and soak up the atmosphere before setting off again.
Known as Old Father Thames, the river flows through the centre of London and is crossed by iconic bridges. You’ll get up close and personal to some of them, including London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the new kid on the block, the Millennium Bridge.
Of course, London tours wouldn’t be complete without a palace. Visit London and you’ll find loads of them! On our Lancelot walk, however, you will come across one.
If the kids were expecting a Royal home, covered in gold and protected by soldiers in red tunics and tall black fur hats, they’re in for a surprise. Winchester Palace, or rather what’s left of it, used to be one of the most important buildings in medieval London, home to the bishops of Winchester. It was badly damaged by fire in 1814 but the spectacular ruins, including a stunning rose ‘window’ remain, make for fascinating exploring.
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If you like treasure hunt games, and are looking for things to do in London, Foxtrail is perfect. Get in touch with us today to find out more.