If you’re planning a visit to London, you’ll definitely want to include a visit to Trafalgar Square in your sightseeing itinerary. Filled with ornate fountains and historic statues, and with Nelson’s Column towering overhead, Trafalgar Square is up there with Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge as one of the most iconic London landmarks. In this blog post, we’ll share four fascinating Trafalgar Square facts, including a few lesser-known details that tourists often overlook!

It’s the official centre of the city

Trafalgar Square is right i n the middle of London — literally. The exact centre of the city is just behind the statue of Charles I to the south of Trafalgar Square. In fact, this is the official point from which all distances to and from London are measured.

This spot was chosen because it was once the site of one of twelve ornate statues known as Queen Eleanor crosses. The original cross is no longer there, but a small, burnished plaque just behind the statue of Charles I marks the central spot. It’s quite easy to miss, meaning that many visitors pass over it without ever realising they’re standing right in the centre of London!

You’ll see the world’s smallest (former) police station

Even seasoned Londoners might not have spotted this hidden curiosity. Tucked away in the southeast corner of the square is a small, circular stone structure with black-painted doors and an ornate glass lamp on the roof. It may not look like much, but this tiny, easily overlooked box was once the smallest police station in London (and probably the whole world). Little more than a hollowed-out lamppost with a telephone inside, the old police box would have housed a lone officer who kept an eye on what was happening out in the Square. Just don’t expect to see a bobby in it these days: it’s now used as a broom cupboard by the Council cleaners.

… and some very famous faces

To the North of Trafalgar Square is the imposing façade of the National Gallery, which houses more than 2300 famous artworks. You’ll find masterpieces from the likes of Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, and Turner, to name just a few of the visionary artists whose work now resides in the centre of London. Admission to the The National Gallery is free, and you can also buy a guided audio tour for £5 if you want to learn more about the famous faces who line the walls.

And let’s not forget Trafalgar’s most famous resident: Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, who watches over the square from the top of his eponymous 169-foot-high column. Be sure to get a closer look at the four bas reliefs at the base of the tower, which tell the story of Nelson’s most famous naval battles and were supposedly cast from the melted-down bronze canons taken from defeated French ships.

It’s a great spot to see contemporary art

At the four corners of Trafalgar Square, you’ll find four tall stone plinths, three of which are now home to statues of British Army generals and kings. But there’s one plinth you’ll certainly want to stop and take a closer look at: the Fourth plinth, on the northwest side of the square. Since 2005, the plinth has showcased a variety of modern artworks, ranging from the thought-provoking and sombre to the avant-garde and absurd. At the moment, the plinth is playing host to a recreation of a lost Iraqi sculpture called the Lamassu, and symbolises the artwork and industries destroyed by war.

No sight-seeing visit to London would be complete without a trip to Trafalgar Square. If you’re looking for an unusual way to explore the sights that London has to offer, you’ll love our Foxtrail London treasure trail. The devilishly cunning fox has left tricky clues all over London, and you’ll need to put your heads together to crack the codes, decipher the clues, and follow the trail across the city. You’ll stop by at a range of must-see landmarks, including this famous square, so it’s perfect if you’re new to the city and want to see as much as you can!

Looking for more things to do in London? Check out the Foxtrail blog to find even more things to discover, for tourists and Londoners alike!

The 2019 Easter break is finally here and, for many of us, that means it’s only a matter of time until we’re fed up of hearing cries of “I’m bored!” from our kids. Fortunately, we’ve put together this round up of six exciting things to do in the Easter holidays in London, including ideas for fun in the sun, free days out, and a few educational activities for good measure.

Play in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Looking for a way to tire out hyperactive kids this April? Why not let the kids run riot in a magical fantasy-themed garden, complete with a castle, battlements, jousting tents, and fountains to explore? The Magic Garden at Hampton Court is a dream come to true for imaginative kids with energy to burn. Just don’t wake up the huge Chinese dragon who’s snoozing in the sandpit! Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for children, which also includes entry to Hampton Court’s famous maze.

Follow a treasure hunt of clues

If you’re looking for a new way to explore London’s hidden nooks and crannies, why not take the kids on our Foxtrail London trail? Your family will need to work together to follow the clues left behind by the fiendish fox across the city, visiting some of the capital’s most famous landmarks and parks along the way. Plus, as you’ll be out and about on your feet for a few hours, it’s a great way to get the kids out of the house and soaking up the sunshine (hopefully!).

Explore the city in bloom

Easter is towards the end of April this year, which means many of the city’s parks and green spaces are (finally) coming into full bloom. So, why not make the most of it by heading out to explore London’s parks? If you don’t fancy making your own sandwiches, you could even order a ready-made posh picnic hamper from The de Beauvoir Deli on Southgate Street before heading over to Victoria Park — kids will love the playground, complete with extra-long slides and a splash pool.

Changing of the Guard

During fine weather, the Changing of the Guard happens twice a day out in front of Buckingham Palace. Performed by the Royal Foot Guards in their iconic red uniforms and bearskin hats, this ceremony has going on for centuries, and is as much a part of the city as the palace itself. April is a great time to see the ceremony, as there’s likely to be fewer tourists about at this time of year than later in the summer.

The Changing of the Guard takes place every other day at 10.45am from April to September, and is completely free to watch, but you might want to arrive early to get a good spot. It. Any changes or updates are announced on the official Twitter account, so be sure it to check this out before planning your visit.

Dig for dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

Why not get the kids hunting for fossils instead of chocolate eggs this Easter? The Natural History Museum is running free fossil-digging workshops for kids aged 5–11 that will let young palaeontologists have a go at uncovering fossil specimens, teaching them all about how dinosaurs looked and lived in the process. The workshops last around 20 minutes and will take place from the 16–18th April — visit their website for more info.

We’re lucky to have some of the world’s best museums right here in London, any of which would make a fun (and educational!) day out. It’s the ideal activity for a rainy day, and best of all, many are free to visit. Take a look at our museum round-up to find one which is up your alley.

Walk through the sky at Kew Gardens

Those with a head for heights can get a real bird’s eye view this half term with Kew Garden’s Treetop Walkway. Towering 18 metres over the famous botanical gardens, this walkway will give budding natural scientists a chance to get up close and personal with ecosystem in the canopy of the surrounding trees. Entry is included with the price of a day ticket to the park. There are 118 steps to the top of the walkway, so leave it’s best to leave the buggy at home for this adventure!

Stuck for ways to keep the kids busy over the long break? There’s no need to panic — any of these fun things to do in the Easter holidays should keep even the most adventurous little ones busy for at least a few hours! We’re always sharing ideas for new things to do in London, so remember to check out the Foxtrail blog to find more days out that are fun for all the family.

With so much to see and do in London, there never seems to be enough time to cram in everything. Monuments, palaces, cathedrals, galleries, and attractions galore make choosing your itinerary tricky.

A new trend is to get some fresh air and exercise on a London attraction like Foxtrail, where you follow a secret walking route around the capital, progressing by solving clues and puzzles as you go. You’ll get to see plenty of what the city has to offer while enjoying some light-hearted competitiveness with family or friends.

Once you’ve finished, an ideal next stop would be to explore one of London’s excellent museums. There’s an incredible choice to suit the whole family, but here are some of the best that you won’t want to miss.


The British Museum

The first national museum to open to the public in 1759, the British Museum proudly displays the most important discoveries made by famous British explorers.

The incredible exhibits include the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures, all set out in sections like Ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa etc. It can get busy, but like so many of London’s museums, it’s free! The nearest Tube is Holborn on the Central Line.


The National Gallery

If art is your thing, you can’t miss this extraordinary collection of 2,300 paintings from as early as the 13th century.

Located centrally in Trafalgar Square, you’ll see masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or Constable’s The Hay Wain. To learn more as you go along, download one of the many audio tours. There’s plenty of seating, so you can sit down, listen and take as long as you like.


Science Museum

The kids will love this one. Countless exhibits, many interactive, show off the weird and wonderful creations of man. While some older discoveries are available, there’s also plenty of modern wonders, including a fantastic virtual reality space descent with astronaut Tim Peake.

It’s a truly educational experience, and everyone enjoys the Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, a truly experiential romp of exhibits, interactions and real scientific phenomena.

The nearest Tube is South Kensington (five minutes’ walk) on the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines.


Natural History Museum

If you’re interested in living (and extinct) things, then how does a choice of 80 million natural specimens sound? That’s how many are in the collection of the Natural History Museum. It’s also close to South Kensington Tube so that you can couple this with a trip to the Science Museum.

With so much to see, the museum has split itself into five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.


The Tower of London

Dating back to 1066 when it was built by William the Conqueror, the Tower is steeped in history. It’s here where Henry VIII had the habit of chopping the heads off his wives, and it was a popular spot for all sorts of public executions.

But perhaps the most common reason to visit now is to marvel at the Crown Jewels. One of the famous Beefeaters will offer a tour every 30 minutes.


Popular museums in London

We could offer details of so many more attractions. But others to consider during your trip to the capital include:

  • Tate Modern
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Design Museum
  • London Transport Museum
  • London Dungeons
  • Old Operating Theatre
  • The Vault at Hard Rock Café
  • Pollock’s Toy Museum
  • The Crime Museum
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • HMS Belfast

The Battersea dog and cat home

Everyone loves getting about London on two legs: it’s what makes Foxtrail, the urban treasure-map experience so much fun. Our route does not take us near Battersea, where those with four legs haven’t been so lucky in life.

The Battersea dog and cat home is famous for taking in abandoned animals who, through no fault of their own, are unable to enjoy life in London as they deserved.

Every year, the charity, made even more popular by the television series Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, helps 7,000 animals get the care and treatment they need.

Some of them arrive in a terrible condition after either being mistreated or simply abandoned and left to fend for themselves.

Others are gifted to the charity because their loving owners are unable to care for them anymore, for a number of reasons, including illness.

There is also a centre in Old Windsor, Berkshire, and Brands Hatch in Kent


Visiting Battersea London

The iconic animal home has been at Battersea since 1871. It’s open every day to visitors who are considering adopting a dog or a cat, to come and meet them. There are guidelines to follow before this process can happen, so visit the website for more information.

As there is no Government funding for its work, Battersea reluctantly charges an entry fee for visitors, although this is £2 for adults and £1 for children up to 15 and for concessions. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The home is open to visitors from 10.30 to 4 pm every day, although you should check the website for details of Christmas closures.


Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs

The ITV show has been a runaway success, thrilling the audience and often moving them to tears in the process.

Dog-lover Paul, an official Battersea Ambassador, visits the homes in Battersea, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch to follow the fortunes of various dogs looking for loving new homes.

The BAFTA-nominated programme also sees Paul exploring the work of Battersea’s vet Shaun and canine behaviour trainer Ali.

One of the stories in the latest series follows the fortune of a Dachshund mum and her puppies. It’s believed she escaped from a puppy farm. Paul also makes friends with a Saluki called Chester,  found seriously injured after being abandoned by the side of a road,

Meanwhile, viewers would be touched by the story of Pug-terrier cross Florence, who was subjected to a hit and run and faced amputation. Paul’s friend and fellow Battersea supporter Jennifer Saunders fell in love immediately.


Support the Battersea dog and cats home

The charity relies on your support, and there are a number of ways you can help.

You can make monthly donations or a one-off payment, or you can sponsor one of the kennels or Kitty Kabins. £5 a month will provide each new dog arriving in your kennel with the blankets, toys and treats they need to keep warm and happy during their stay!

We’re proud of the attraction we have launched in London, giving people exercise and fresh air while enjoying Foxtrail, our “walking” escape room. So, when we’re mentioned in the media, we get a warm glow.

Just recently, our research about teamwork was picked up by many of the national newspapers. The subject of teamwork resonates with us because so many businesses choose to send their staff on Foxtrail for a team-building activity.

You see, teams must work together to find and solve our puzzles and clues in order to progress along our secret walking route in the capital. Families and friends love Foxtrail, too, and while they’re out to have fun together, they show off fantastic teamwork skills in the process.

We commissioned research to see just how prevalent – or otherwise – team culture was in British offices and workplaces. To our surprise, one in five people said they preferred working alone. It seems there truly is no ‘I’ in team! Those people like to think of themselves as a lone wolf who gets frustrated having to work with others.

That figure will raise a few eyebrows for bosses who want all their staff to work together for the common benefit of the business. However, at least our research showed four out of five employees did enjoy working as part of a team.

The Foxtrail research clearly caught the attention of the media, with the story appearing in The Sun, The Mirror and the Independent.

A Foxtrail spokesman told the publications: “Working as a team can be so rewarding, whether in work or in play.

“Sometimes sharing ideas and working as a collective, whether that’s in the home, on a night out, during a team task or in sports, is far more likely to get better results.

“And the camaraderie of being in a team can bring joy, excitement and fun even to the most arduous tasks.”

Foxtrail launched in London early in 2019 offering a unique attraction for visitors and locals, together with corporate or group parties.

The first route begins close to St Paul’s Cathedral from where teams must find and solve clues, puzzles or codes in order to progress to the next destination. By working together, teams can combine observational and detective skills to their advantage.

A good team will get around the first Foxtrail route, called Lancelot, in a little over 2.5 hours. For others, it can take anything up to four hours. And don’t worry about anyone getting stuck: participants can call the special Foxtrail hotline at any time to get help.

If you’d like to put your team through its paces with Foxtrail, or if you want to book tickets for your family, friends or school party, then visit the Foxtrail website for more information.

Our research also found that almost two-thirds of Brits felt it was important to be a team player to have friends, while 67 per cent said it was needed to be successful at work.

The Foxtrail spokesman concluded: “Our new London interactive trail is designed to bring people together, allowing them to explore parts of London they never knew existed while solving clues to get around the trail. It’s certainly one of those tasks that can’t be completed alone.”

Foxtrail, the urban adventure treasure trail described as “a walking escape room”, has been officially launched with a party for special guests, who went on to try the first route.

Attendees included representatives from well-known attractions hosting Foxtrail clues, together with others who might be involved in future routes, and event agencies looking to add an exciting new offering to their list of London attractions.

Foxtrail started in Switzerland around 15 years ago and is now exploding in popularity around the globe, with trails opening up in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Finland, Dubai and now in the UK.

It has become a huge hit with tourists, who get to explore cities on foot, solving interactive puzzles and clues to direct them from one place of interest to another. It’s also perfect for team-building events, school parties and more.

London is awash with fascinating places to visit, and the first Foxtrail route, called Lancelot, takes in the Tower of London before heading to the South Bank and back to the St Paul’s area. We can’t give away too many of the trail’s destinations – that’s for the participants to work out for themselves!

Taking part is a fun and engaging experience, perfect for families, friends and colleagues, who’ll all enjoy working together to solve the intriguing clues and puzzles along the way. Best of all, it’s good exercise and nice to be out in the open air.


How Foxtrail UK got started

Foxtrail UK chairman Shaun Horwood welcomed guests to the launch party in the Royal Suite of the Grange Hotel in St Paul’s. Foxtrail has teamed up with Grange Hotels, offering an ideal base for corporate events to hold meetings or seminars before heading out on the trail and returning for refreshments.

Shaun, who has successfully built several businesses in the past, explained how his family had got involved in the Foxtrail project.

“I wasn’t looking for another opportunity, but then this one came along,” he said. “I wouldn’t normally go to Switzerland, but there was something that drew me to it. I went on one of the trails, one of the first ones to be designed around 15 years ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a smile on my face when I finished. It was fun!”

Shaun said his son, Jimmy, now managing director of Foxtrail UK, flew over to join him and together they tried another of the Swiss trails. They needed to use the telephone helpline along the way (“well, that’s what it’s there for,” Shaun joked), but they finished the trail with an even bigger smile on their faces.

“I thought, ‘I’ve got to bring this to England because there isn’t anything like it here’,” Shaun explained. “So that’s how we came to join Foxtrail.

“I sincerely believe the trail we’re launching today is far better than I imagined it would be. It’s a great trail. I want to see people walking to the finish, getting their photographs taken with smiles on their faces.”

Shaun explained the business was called Foxtrail wherever it operates around the world, a play on the words of following the scent of a cunning fox around a city.


Trying Foxtrail London for the first time

Jimmy told guests: “It’s the imagination that captures you. I have now done five or six of the trails, and they are all very imaginative and different.”

He added that they had thought long and hard about how to present Foxtrail to the British public. Was it a treasure hunt, or a paper chase? “In the end, we decided it was an urban adventure, a bit like a walking escape room,” he explained.

After showing some of the types of clever interactive clues available on Foxtrail, and glimpses of the first London route, called Lancelot, the assembled guests were split into four teams to go and try half of the route for themselves.

And they loved it, working together to find and solve the clues before heading back to the Grange Hotel for tea and champagne.

More guests from the corporate world joined later, executives who might be looking to book up corporate team-building events with Foxtrail.

They included representatives from:

  • Clarins
  • Guy Carpenter
  • TMB Marketing
  • Hillgate Travel
  • Just
  • Standard Chartered

The route is perfect for team-building events. Teams of colleagues will have to work together to find and then solve the clues along Foxtrail.

There is a real sense of fun and achievement to finishing the route together, and it also gets your staff out of the office environment, perfect for a challenging yet rewarding day.

The business has revealed that Lancelot will not be the only route in London. They already have plans for several more, and would be looking to open up to ten routes, crisscrossing the capital.

With so much to see in London, from historical monuments, palaces, cathedrals and galleries, the company is spoilt for choice with routes to take in. One element that route planners keep very much in mind is ensuring each route has places of interest for participants of all ages.

And because they’ll be walking for around four miles while solving the clues, it helps to have somewhere to stop for a bite to eat and a drink along the way. The Lancelot route takes in the heavenly food market at Borough Market, for example.

With the launch party for the Foxtrail UK business now done and dusted, the company is looking forward to welcoming its first customers on the trail.


Ready to try Foxtrail for yourself?

Are you up for the unique challenge that Foxtrail presents? Visit the Foxtrail website today to find out more information about the attraction, the route and for details about how to book your tickets.

Remember, Foxtrail is not competitive, but you’ll have the bragging rights if you complete the course in a shorter time than your friends or colleagues!



You’ve often heard London, home of Foxtrail, being described as the greatest city in the world. But have you stopped to think why? We believe there are two key reasons: firstly, there’s the incredible range of attractions, and secondly there’s the rich cultural diversity of the city itself.

Things to do in London, old and new

There’s so much to see and do in London that it’s easy to forget its home to millions of people. They go about their daily business, used to seeing some of the amazing sites all over the city.

With more than 2,000 years of rich history, it’s no surprise there are more landmarks and iconic historical buildings in London than just about any other city in the world. Palaces, cathedrals and monuments are testament to the days when Britain ruled the waves, and just about everything else.

London sightseeing is simple. You just step outside and there’s usually something awesome just around the corner.

And it’s not only older attractions, like the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Abbey that get all the attention. London has been careful to welcome new attractions constantly so that return visitors will always find something new to do.

That’s why the Mayor of London’s official agency London and Partners was so keen to work with new London activities like Foxtrail. We provide something completely different, an urban treasure trail across the city, giving visitors the chance to solve clues and explore the area on foot. It’s one of the new quirky things to do in London that also lets you enjoy old sites like Southwark Cathedral or Winchester Palace.

Let’s not forget that much of London’s awesomeness is free. You can visit many of the galleries, monuments and exhibitions without spending anything at all!

A rich and diverse culture

London has been a centre of trade and commerce for centuries. Home to kings and queens and the base of the British Empire, it has always attracted merchants and visitors from all over the world.

It means the capital became cosmopolitan and it’s always embraced the various cultures that came with it. Nowadays, London is actively inclusive and it’s this extraordinary range of nationalities, religions and ways of life that make the city so unique.

Visit London and see it for yourself

Even if you’ve been many times, there are always things to do in London. We’d love to show you Foxtrail, the newest of the many fun activities in London.

Foxtrail allows you to see many of the great landmarks of the city while you explore on foot, trying to keep to the trail by finding and solving cunning clues along the way.

It’s a four-mile treat, so you’ll get plenty of fresh air and exercise in teams of two to seven people. Take as long as you wish, stopping off at the main key sites on our first route (called Lancelot). But if you press on, it will still take you up to four hours!

Contact us today to find out more.

London’s awash with history. We’re so lucky that at every turn our capital city has ancient landmarks, palaces, cathedrals and buildings. What better way to see them than on a fun urban treasure trail?

Foxtrail is a new addition to the wide variety of London tourist attractions, with teams working together to find clues, solve riddles and crack puzzles to follow a walking route around the city in the quickest time (you don’t have to race!).

Here are some cool historical facts about our Lancelot route

Southwark Cathedral

There’s been a church on this site for more than 1,000 years. Before that it was a Roman villa. Its pavement was incorporated into the floor. Excavations discovered a well and a pagan statue below the choir! London sightseeing around London Bridge and the South Bank should always include this beautiful cathedral.

Winchester Palace

Dating back from the early Middle Ages, this 13th-century palace is now in ruins. But it makes for one of the fascinating things to see in London on the Foxtrail route. It was once one of London’s most important buildings, home to the Bishops of Winchester. Today, you can still see the remaining Great Hall walls and rose window. There’s also a medieval style garden in the ruins.

Isaac Newton’s House

Sir Isaac Newton famously worked out that, thanks to gravity, what goes up must come down. Unfortunately, his former home at 35 St Martin’s Street came down some time after his death in 1727.

While he didn’t come up with the law of gravity here, he did build himself a nice little observatory on the roof. It’s reckoned a lucky American snapped up the famous observatory for £100 in the 1860s.

Ships on the Thames

Ships have been synonymous with the River Thames since the first settlements. From the old, a replica of the Golden Hind is docked at Southwark. Sir Francis Drake sailed the Golden Hind on his jaunt around the globe, sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I.

Nearby, the “modern” HMS Belfast is still moored up proudly in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Now a museum and one of the popular places to visit in London, she saw service at the D-Day Landings as well as the Korean War.

Somerset House

First built in 1547, it’s current incarnation dates back to 1776. Behind exhibitions, film sets and its now-famous winter ice rink there’s some interesting history.

For instance, the North Wing’s four statues from 1778 represent the then-know four continents. The America statue bears a spear – because at the time we were at war with America!

St Katharine Docks

Once a hub of trade with goods coming up the River Thames from all over the world, St Katharine’s, just to the east of Tower Bridge is now an oasis of calm, away from the traffic offering shops and eateries. A pleasant stop-off on any London attractions walk, the current dock was constructed by Sir Thomas Telford and opened officially in 1828.

To see fascinating historical sites like these, join Foxtrail for a treasure trail across the city.

Foxtrail was the brainchild of Fredy Wiederkehr, who set up his first test trails around Lake Thun in Switzerland back in 2001. Within years he was working full time on the adventure trails, which featured cunning clues and puzzles to solve along the way.

Now Foxtrail is a foremost tourist attraction in Switzerland with exciting yet challenging trails crisscrossing cities throughout the country, including Zurich, Lausanne, Basel, Bern and Luzern.

Success led the company to believe Foxtrail was a concept that could work in any city in any country. Here at Foxtrail UK we’re testament to that. London is the focus of our early work, with our Lancelot trail to be followed by two more in the capital. We also intend to spread out to other major cities across the UK.

But we’re not the first pups to join the international Foxtrail family. Foxtrail Helsinki in Finland is up and running, so too Foxtrail Berlin in Germany.

And we’re delighted to say more are on the way!

We can reveal that coming soon are additions from Rome and Paris, both of which provide excellent bases for urban treasure trails, suitable for friends, family and corporate team building events.

Both cities are bursting with so many fabulous landmarks and historical features, it’s a wonder how the local teams will pick a route. In Rome, will participants fight it out as they try to solve clues quickest at the Colosseum. Or, they may be puzzled by a riddle by the Basilica of St Peter, the extraordinary church reaching 400 feet into the sky.

The Pantheon, home to the Roman gods, Sistine Chapel or world-famous Trevi Fountain might also be on the agenda? Even if we knew, we wouldn’t let on, after all it’s up to you to follow the cunning fox and complete the Foxtrail.

Paris, too, is hardly short of fascinating attractions and landmarks. Like Rome, many key focal points are close together, making for brilliant route-planning logistics!

When launched, we fully expect the Parisian Foxtrail to feature at least several of the best-known features in France’s capital city. There’s the Louvre Museum, home of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting, and the Notre-Dame de Paris, the imposing 13th-century cathedral with flying buttresses and gargoyles.

No trip to Paris would be complete without viewing the Eiffel Tower or the iconic Arc de Triomphe, which was built to celebrate Napoleon’s victories (before Waterloo!).

There’s also the Place de la Concorde, the square that used to be the scene of public executions. But we don’t want any Foxtrail fans to lose their head!

If you’ve tried the Foxtrail experience in London, we know you’ll want to give the up-and-coming Rome and Paris trails a go if you’re looking for fun activities in France or Italy. We’ll keep you in touch with their development.

Who knows where Foxtrail will crop up next. They’ve been so successful so far that we can see a time when all the world’s major cities have their own Foxtrail.

Foxtrail is not just for sightseers and families, it’s the perfect team building exercise for businesses just like your own. Forget trying to build a bridge with some rope and a plank – send your staff on a fun-filled urban treasure trail around the streets of London.

Teams of two to seven must work together to find and solve clues to complete a Foxtrail, starting with our first route called Lancelot.

It’s a test of teamwork, problem solving and initiative, all things necessary for team success in the corporate world.

We know how important it is for your team to bond on and off the exercise, so we’ve joined forces with London’s prestigious Grange Hotels to offer our corporate guests refreshment, food or accommodation at great rates.

Our Lancelot route, which covers around four miles and will take up to four hours to complete, starts in the St Paul’s area of central London. There’s a Grange Hotel at neighbouring Godliman Street, and others within close distance at Tower Bridge, the City of London and Holborn.

Grange Hotels are renowned for their luxury, offering an ideal destination for corporate visitors.

If you’re planning an away day in London for your team, or conference venue, Grange Hotels are ideal, and you can build a Foxtrail trip into your schedule for team building purposes.

As your teams head off on Lancelot, you’ll observe how they begin to work together to progress. Finding the clues and solving the riddles is only the half of it, because they’ll enjoy a fascinating walk through London in the process.

It’s great bonding time. Where else could they get exercise and team-building experience like this, aside from sending them on a country walk? At least this way they’ll explore interesting London attractions along the way.

We can’t give too much away, but your fun group activities take in the likes of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Borough Market. Borough is the perfect place for your staff to take a quick break from teambuilding activities and explore the huge range of independent food and drink stalls. They’ll enjoy a snack before heading off in search of the next clue!

Once they’ve found their way to the finish (don’t worry they can contact us at any stage if they get stuck), what better than some refreshments back at your chosen Grange Hotel.

Which team managed to finish Foxtrail in the fastest time? Who was slower but simply enjoyed spending more team-building time together?

The competition element will always be there, of course. But you’ll know the most important thing is that your teams get some quality time together outside of the office environment, working as a team to achieve a common goal.

Foxtrail is London’s newest attraction, an urban treasure trail that requires observation and problem-solving skills, initiative and team work. It’s perfect for your corporate days out or teambuilding games. Contact us to arrange your corporate activity, using Grange Hotels as your base.