LONDON TREASURE HUNTS

Look A Lot, Learn A Lot, Laugh A Lot

A team by Tower Bridge posing for a challenge on the Riverside Treasure Hunt.

Welcome To
The Treasure Hunt People

Since our foundation in 1982, our goal has been to provide our clients with creative, challenging and fun treasure hunts around London.
Our London Scavenger hunts make great team building activities and have been 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.
Each one has been carefully crafted to ensure it achieves the perfect blend of challenge and entertainment.

Ideal For All Occasions

A treasure hunt lends itself to so many occasions and activities. We have provided quests for office socials, for birthday celebrations, for stag and hen parties, for friends who just want a fun day out, as well as for groups of overseas students and visitors who want to familiarise themselves with the layout of London.

Team members searching for a clue.

Team Building

Our London quests make a great team building activity and are designed to ensure that participants work together to solve a series of cryptic clues and find the answers to observational and photo challenges, whilst also experiencing and discovering intriguing parts of the Capital that can be so easily overlooked or missed. You'll be surprised by how much you will notice as you make your way round.

A trreasure hunt team inside a phone box as one of their challenges.

Other Activities

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 day or night out in London.

Why Choose
The Treasure Hunt People?

Experience, Reliability and Great Customer Service

Over 37 Years Experience
Established 1982

We conducted our first quest in 1982, and we have now devised over 9,000 treasure hunts. We really can offer you a level of experience that is unrivalled.

We Have Routes
All Over London

When it comes to locations, our treasure trails cover all parts of London. From Docklands in the east to Chiswick in the west, and all areas in between!

Our Routes Are
Always Up To Date

We monitor our routes weekly in order to ensure that nothing that will detract from our clients enjoyment of them has occurred.

We Are Fanatical
About Customer Service

We are 100% dedicated to maintaining a level of service that is second to none. We are more than happy to chat on the phone and offer useful advice.

You'll Look A Lot, Learn A Lot
And You'll Laugh A Lot


Our hunts are a mix of fun things to do, fascinating places to discover and intriguing tasks to accomplish. Each adventure has been carefully crafted to ensure that it achieves the perfect balance of challenge, enjoyment and exploration.

When you partake of one of our cunning conundrums, you are guaranteed an enjoyable few hours during which you will solve puzzles, uncover curious nuggets of trivia and information, and come across surprising hidden gems that you might not know were there, even if you've worked or lived in the area for many years.

We will introduce you to things that are hiding in plain sight, and you will not only notice them but get to know all about them as well.

Many of our clients comment on how our treasure hunts made them look and take note of the area, and, in so doing, they left the event with a far better understanding of the streets, buildings and hidden gems that they encountered as they went round.

Two team members wearing masks of the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Two people read a riddle on their Chinatown treasure hunt.

We'll Help You Plan
The Perfect Event


When you approach us for treasure hunt ideas, 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 will talk you 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.

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.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Think Of Our Service

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.
People are already asking me if we can do another one!!

Ian Jacobs-Dean Buckingham Palace

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 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 trying out a different area!

Neela Ramjattan Johnson & Johnson

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! 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!

Michelle Ringer Save The Children

Treasure Hunt Packages

Three Options To Choose From

Whether you wish to manage the treasure hunt yourself, or you want us to manage the entire event for you, we have packages to suit you. From our cost-effective, and extremely popular self-managed option to our fully managed service we'll ensure that all participants have a great time. In addition we can also tailor a bespoke treasure hunt for you.

Three people deciding which way to go on a self-managed treasure hunt.

SELF MANAGED

From £140

We will send you the packs and you manage the event yourself. Packs are sent by tracked next day delivery. Although the treasure hunts are self-explanatory, we are always available to talk you through the best practices for your event.

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An event manager briefing people at the start of a managed hunt.

MANAGED

From £550

We will provide an experienced event manager who will facilitate the entire activity from beginning to end. The manager will brief the teams, interact with them throughout, and mark the treasure hunts at the end of the event.

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Two treasure hunt participants wearing masks of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

BESPOKE

From £850

We will create a treasure hunt that will be tailored to your exact requirements and wishes. The treasure hunt can start and finish at a venue, or venues, to suit you. You can also choose the theme or area for your treasure hunt.

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Need Advice About Which Option Is Best For You?
Give Us A Call
020 8530-8443

Everyone Can Enjoy It
Do It As You Want To Do It


We have ensured that each of our quests to be accessible to all. In other words they are totally inclusive, and are thoroughly enjoyed by everyone from the most competitive alpha-colleague to those who might be less agile and not so fleet of foot.

They have not been devised as races in which teams must run around the route trying to be the first to cross the finishing line. Because the emphasis is on observation and deduction, the teams must take the time to real look around in order to spot the solutions to the challenges that have been set them.

As a result, our treasure hunts can be enjoyed as gentle strolls from which nobody feels excluded or at a disadvantage.

However, because of the flexibility that each of our scavenger hunts affords, you can, if you wish, make them more of a race and encourage the teams to aim for a "first past the post" scenario. It's completely up to you.

What's Included?

Everything is Provided

We provide everything needed to conduct a successful and enjoyable team building activity. Each team has their own wallet inside which they will find all the challenges they must complete, along with a full set of briefing notes. All the challenges are printed on waterproof paper, so the sheets will withstand anything the weather and the teams can throw at them! We also provide an organisers pack containing full details of how best to conduct the treasure hunt.

THE CRYPTIC CLUES

Team Work and Collective Deduction

The teams follow a series of cryptic clues that they must find the solutions to in order to move from clue to clue.


THE CHALLENGES

Observation and Cognizance

Teams must seek the answers to 30 observation questions and Photo Challenges on the route they will be following.


DETAILED BRIEFING NOTES

Every Challenge Fully Explained

Each team wallet contains a set of briefing notes giving full details of how the treasure hunt works.


ROUTE GUIDE AND ANSWERS

In Sealed Envelopes

The organisers pack contains directions for the route plus all the answers to the challenges, both in sealed envelopes.


Need Us To Talk You Through It?
Give Us A Call
020 8530-8443

Testimonials

What Our Clients Think Of Our Service

I'd like to thank you for organising a great event for us. Everyone really liked it, the mixture of competitiveness, observation skills, team work and creativity proved to be exactly the right thing for our company.
My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the taunting continued well into the evening. I'll gladly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a fun team event!
Thanks again.

Nomsa Buchholz Lokku Ltd

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.

Rachel Megitt Royal Bank of Canada

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!
Thanks again and best wishes

Rosanne DHL

Our Popular Self-Managed
Treasure Hunts

Available To Order Online Now

Two participants posing with a man in a Mr. Blobby suit as part of a City challenge.

THE HISTORIC CITY

Starting Point
Bank Underground Station
Duration: 1¾ hours

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Three people posing with a human statue in Covent Garden.

COVENT GARDEN

Starting Point
Embankment Underground Station
Duration: Up to 2 hours

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Three competitors searching for a clue in a Westminster flower bed.

WESTMINSTER

Starting Point
St James's Park Underground Station
Duration: Up to 2¼ hours

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Three women looking for a clue in a basket.

KING'S CROSS

Starting Point
King's Cross Station
Duration: Up to 2 hours

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Team members saluting a portrait of the Queen on a Spitalfields wall.

SPITALFIELDS

Starting Point
Liverpool Street Station
Duration: Up to 2 hours

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A team posing in a phone box as part of their South Bank Treasure Hunt.

THE SOUTH BANK

Starting Point
Southwark Underground Station
Duration: Up to 2¼ hours

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Three people thinking about a clue on the London Bridge Treasure Hunt.

LONDON BRIDGE

Starting Point
London Bridge Underground Station
Duration: Up to 1¾ hours

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Two men studying a golden cat's head for one of their St Paul's clues.

ST PAUL'S AND SMITHFIELD

Starting Point
St Paul's Underground Station
Duration: Up to 2 hours

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Several men pose as a beer glass tree. They hold pints of beer in their hands.

HISTORIC CITY PUBS

Starting Point
Mansion House Underground Station
Duration: Up to 2¾ hours

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Think Of Our Service

My sports club did the Clerkenwell Treasure Hunt last weekend for our end of season social. We had an excellent time. We were caught in the pouring rain and yet everyone still loved it and finished with smiles on their faces - a true testament to how fantastic the event was. The treasure hunt was fun, challenging and so well organised. The waterproof paper and pens were a great and thoughtful touch.

Mara Alperin Egmont Publishing

Yet again another very successful evening, thank you so much for all your hard work and effort. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and lots of people have commented on how the Treasure Hunt is done so well. All down to you.
We loved the packs, colourful and easy to follow.
We look forward to working with you again for next year's Treasure Hunt.

Joanne Nicholson Baring Asset Management

This is just a quick email to say thank you very much for the Treasure Hunt you supplied us for Friday. It was great value for money, very well thought out, the packs looked lovely and we all had a fantastic time. Not only that, but there are some lovely hidden gems in and around King's Cross that we have now discovered. If we ever move offices again, we will be back for another hunt around the new area.

Laura Fox Skillset

Richard Jones the author of our scavenger hunts.

Devised By A Published Author, Broadcaster and Qualified Guide


Richard Jones, who writes all our treasure hunts, is an expert on London. He is a published author with twenty-one books 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. From 2003 to 2005 he was was the resident historian on the cult TV show Most Haunted Live. He has appeared on BBC1, BBC2 Channel Four, CNN, CBS News and on the History and Discovery Channels as an expert "talking head" interviewee on topics as diverse as Haunted London, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and Charles Dickens.

Richard is a fully qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest qualification that a guide can acquire. He is a proud member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the official body for marinating standards in London's tourism industry.

Richard is also a full member of the Magic Circle, the world's premier club for magicians who have undergone a vigorous vetting process to ensure that they are proficient in the art of magic, so you can be sure that his treasure hunts will possess an enchanting quality!

Our Routes Are
Always Up To Date


Should anything change on your Scavenger Hunt between us sending the packs to you and the date on which you plan to undertake the 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 overnight. Scaffolding can suddenly spring up. 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 a regular 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.

We do all the worrying so that you won't have to!

People stopping by a Road Closed sign on the Chelsea Treasure Hunt.
Two members of a team cheering.

Let The Experts Plan Your
Treasure Hunt In London


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 hidden gems and secret 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!

Get In Touch

Discovery Tours and Events Ltd

9, The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD.

Give Us A Call

020 8530-8443
10.30am - 4.30pm

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
10.30am to 4.30pm