If you are looking for a London Treasure Hunt, or you are seeking ideas for a team building event that can provide the perfect mix of fun and fascination, then look no further.
Our wide variety of treasure hunts around London offer genuine value for money, yet their quality is unsurpassed.
And, with more than 35 years experience of devising and conducting team building treasure hunts around London, we really do know what we're doing and are able to offer you a level of service that is unsurpassed.
Each of our London quests makes a great team building activity and is designed to ensure that participants work together to solve a series of cryptic clues and observational challenges, whilst also experiencing and discovering intriguing parts of the Capital that can be so easily overlooked or missed.
They are, therefore, perfect as a team building event or activity, but they also lend themselves to other endeavours, such as office away days and social events; familiarising staff with the geography and layout of a neighbourhood following relocation; acting as an ice-breaker for a team that is about to start work on a new project; rewarding the team when that project has been completed; or simply providing participants with a fun and pleasant day or night out in London.
Our treasure hunts are a mix of fun things to do and fascinating places to discover and experience. Each one has been carefully crafted to ensure it achieves the perfect blend of education and entertainment.
Whether you want us to manage the event for you, or you want to make use of our hugely popular self managed London Treasure Hunts, you will find our approach to be both refreshing and flexible.
We understand the concept of team building and are, therefore, adept at creating activities that enable participants to both bond as colleagues and work together as a team.
"I just wanted to say a quick thank you - we held the Treasure Hunt yesterday as planned and it was great.
I've had brilliant feedback from everyone who took part, we all really enjoyed ourselves and I think it has helped to break down some office barriers as well.
The route and the clues were really fun and well-planned, and I really enjoyed seeing some nooks and crannies I'd never noticed before, as well as learning a little bit of London history.
I'll be recommending you to anyone else I know who is looking to do a team-building event.
People are already asking me if we can do another one!!"
From the depths of docklands to the heights of Hampstead. From Mayfair to Marylebone; Chelsea to Chinatown; Wapping to Westminster; King's Cross to Kensington; Southwark to Soho - the Treasure Hunt People have truly got London covered.
Since we also offer a series of in depth and enjoyable walking tours around London we know the best places to include in our quests.
As a result, when you partake of one of our cunning conundrums you are guaranteed a fun few hours, in the course of which you will discover some amazing and fascinating places that, even if you've worked or lived in the area for many years, you might not be aware of.
Many of our clients comment on how our treasure hunts made them look and take note of the area, and, in so doing, they leave the event with a far better understanding of the streets, buildings and hidden treasures that they encountered as they went round.
Take, for example, the red "Remember The Poor's Box" above. It dates from the late 18th century; and it's located on one of our City of London Treasure Hunts. Chances are you've passed it many times and not actually noticed it. Yet, if you are participating in that particular challenge, you will notice it, and you will learn all about it. So much so that you'll be aching to bring your friends and family back and tell them all about your new discovery.
In essence that is what our treasure hunts do.
They introduce you to things that are hiding in plain sight, and you not only notice them, but you also get to know all about them as well.
London has so much to offer by way of varied and interesting routes for a treasure hunt, and our planning expertise ensures that each of our quests provides participants with an activity that is both challenging and fun whilst, at the same time, enabling them to discover and explore away from the busy main roads and well known locations.
"I just wanted to say thank you once again for an absolutely brilliant evening.
The Treasure Hunt was again very well organised and thought out. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the photo in the phone box was a great idea.
I look forward to working with you again next year on our London Treasure Hunt."
Baring Asset Management
When you approach us to help organise your event, you will find us friendly and knowledgeable.
We will take the time to understand exactly what it is that you are looking for and; having done so, we will then work with you to plan an event that meets with your exact requirements and which incorporates any ideas you may have.
But we'll also make creative suggestions that will enhance both the treasure hunt itself and the participants enjoyment of the activity.
We can, for example, take you step by step around a potential route the moment you phone us up with an enquiry.
We don't need to go away and look at or research an area to be able to advise you on what will and will not work because we know London inside out.
We can spirit you back in time into a warren of lovely old mews that exist less than a stone's throw from the Science Museum.
We can take you through an atmospheric old burial ground that survives in the back streets around King's Cross where a tree with gravestones poking from its trunk has found its way onto one of our routes!
It's this in depth local knowledge that provides your guarantee of quality and that ensures that none of our products are just run of the mill activities.
"I wanted to say THANK YOU!!
We ordered the Westminster hunt to use as a team building activity and it was AWESOME!
Not only did we get a view of London we would have never gotten on our own, the clues as crazy as they were had us laughing, crying at times (just joking), and overall it did what we wanted, and brought the team together!
I will highly recommend my colleagues and even families local to the area to take advantage of your hunts for a day of fun!!!
Looking forward to visiting again and trying out a different area!"
Johnson & Johnson
We designed and conducted out first treasure hunt 35 years ago and since then we have devised over 7,000 treasure hunts.
We really can offer you a depth of experience and a level of professionalism that is unrivalled.
That is why many of our clients have remained loyal clients who make use of our services year after year.
They know that, from the initial consultation and on through every stage of the planning, we are 100% dedicated to maintaining a level of service that is second to none.
"I just wanted to send you a quick note following our Covent Garden Treasure Hunt yesterday.
I really only have one word to sum it up - FANTASTIC!!!
There were 29 of us and I know that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and are already asking me about the next one!!!
It was both fun and a little stretching, so made people think a bit!! So both mental & physical activity!!!
It was of course a real bonus to have such a hot and sunny day!"
Richard Jones, who writes all our treasure hunts, is an expert on London and is a published author with nineteen international best sellers to his name.
These include Frommer's Memorable Walks in London; Walking Dickensian London; Walking Haunted London; London History and Mystery Walks; Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London; Jack the Ripper:- The Casebook; Haunted London and Haunted Britain, for which legendary actor Tom Baker wrote the forward.
In addition to his output as an author, Richard has also made frequent television appearances on the History and Discovery Channels as an expert "talking head" interviewee on topics as diverse as Haunted London, Jack the Ripper and Charles Dickens.
He also appears on the, regularly repeated, SKY ONE programme Vic Reeves Investigates Jack the Ripper, was a major contributor to the Channel Five special Jack the Ripper:- The Definitive Story , and, in 2010, he worked with the late Sir Donald Sinden, for whom he scripted a series on the Great West End Theatres.
He has recently also completed a 60 minute documentary The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes, for which he was co-writer, presenter and Executive Producer.
In 2016 he was featured on CBS News talking abut Charles Dickens and the writing of A Christmas Carol; and in 2019 he will be featured in a new documentary on The History Channel talking about the mystery of the Jack the Ripper murders.
In short, his knowledge of London is second to none, which is why his treasure hunts always uncover parts of London that other activities simply don't reach!
"We wanted to thank you for coordinating such a fantastic event!
The competitive juices were flowing even before the packs were distributed and as soon as we were off there was no doubt that everyone got into the spirit of the event.
What was amazing was seeing people discover the area that we spend so much of our time in every day - buildings that we blindly walk by all of a sudden became pivotal to our success as a team and people suddenly saw the City through very different eyes.
The Treasure Hunt was a chance for us all to be children again and is definitely something we'll be talking about for a long time to come. Many thanks,
Royal Bank of Canada
You might have a specific theme or area for your treasure hunt. No problem, you can make use of our Tailor Made service. Simply tell us where you wish to start and end, and we will write a treasure hunt to your exact specifications. Over the years we've devised a vast range of quests covering a variety of themes.
We once arranged for a group of senior insurance brokers to go round the City of London dressed as rabbits (we kid you not!)
On another occasion we sent a group of marine analysts into docklands dressed as pirates to search for Captain Jack's treasure.
We even organised a midnight spooky treasure hunt for a firm of American attorneys who wanted something a "little bit different" to do in London. A 1am expedition into a haunted and eerie graveyard most certainly exceeded their expectations!
We've organised a Jack the Ripper crime hunt for a group of serving police officers; plotted a medicinal London expedition for a conference of cardiologists; and even put together a Sherlock Holmes Mystery treasure hunt for a group of crime reporters.
The point is that, with a canvass like London at our disposal, we really can be creative when devising a treasure hunt. If you can imagine it then we can devise it.
"I just wanted to say thank you very much on behalf of my team for preparing the brilliant Greenwich Treasure Hunt, which we all took part in last Friday.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves – with competitive streaks coming out of some unsuspecting members!
The weather was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better day out.
People have been asking me for your details as they were so impressed, so I won't hesitate in recommending you.
We have also all definitely become more observant in the past few days, looking up and around at things we wouldn't normally spot!
Extra special thanks for double-checking the Greenwich route twice beforehand, and for making last minute necessary changes to the clues!
Thanks again for a well-organised, fun pack. I’m looking forward to future treasure hunts in other parts of London!"
Save The Children
Because we also operate a regular programme of innovative and exciting London walks, Jack the Ripper Tours and Haunted London walks we are able to monitor each and every route on an almost daily basis.
Should anything change on your London Treasure Hunt between us sending the packs to you and the date on which you plan to undertake your activity, we can let you know immediately and, if necessary, replace your packs.
This is a hugely important consideration when deciding who to entrust the planning of your event to.
London is currently almost one vast building site, and things can change almost overnight.
Scaffolding can spring up overnight. Buildings that were there one month may well be demolished the next! If a clue happens to disappear behind scaffolding or get bulldozed into the ground your London Treasure Hunt could be ruined.
But, because we walk these routes on an almost daily basis, we know instantly when something changes and can either make the appropriate alterations or else advise you on what course of action to take to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch.
This local knowledge and intelligence has sometimes saved the day for our clients and is indicative of our attention to detail in keeping abreast of what is going on in London. We do all the worrying so that you won't have to!
"A good evening was had by all who took part.
The cryptic clues were of your usual high standard!
I think this is the fourth route our social club has used of yours (which shows how popular the event is with us).
I will highly recommend my colleagues and even families local to the area to take advantage of your hunts for a day of fun!!!
I'll get back to you when people start demanding the next treasure hunt outing to choose a route."
CampbellReith Consulting Engineers
So, when planning a London treasure hunt or team building activity be sure to entrust it to a company that not only knows what they're doing, but that also has an in depth knowledge of where you'll be doing it.
That way you can be sure that your day will run smoothly and you will really get to know all the wonderful places that London has to offer.
As we say, you'll look a lot, you'll learn a lot, and you'll, most certainly, laugh a lot.
And that's a promise!