The Eastern City of London comprises a fascinating sequence of cobbled alleyways, hidden passages and tucked away churchyards.
This delightful and challenging quest begins by the Monument to the Great Fire of London before setting off into the backstreets of London where the past springs vividly to life.
This is not a particularly well known or well trodden section of London, as at first glance there doesn't appear to be a great deal that is of interest in the area. But scratch the surface, look behind the modern office blocks and, lo and behold, a magical world steeped in the ambience of a bygone age opens before you.
You will Journey along a narrow, cobbled alley that is still the width it was in medieval times.
You will duck into an even darker alleyway that is so hidden that few people - even those who have worked close to it for years - know of its existence.
You will step into one of the most picturesque churchyards that London has to offer. An ivied ruin, the soaring walls of which rise majestically to frame Sir Christopher Wren's most gracious and awe inspiring church towers will greet you there.
Then there is the sinister little graveyard, passed by hundreds of workers on a daily basis, the spiked (yes spiked!!!) walls of which are surmounted by several ancient and grisly-looking stone skulls.
On an even more sinister level you will stand on the spot where the body of one of Jack the Ripper's victims was discovered in 1888.
Even Lewis Carroll manages to somehow squeeze himself seamlessly into one of the clues!
You'll even seek a clue on the old pump, the waters of which slaked the thirsts of Londoners for nigh on 800 years.
Throw into this rich brew the added ingredient of interesting snippets of tantalising history that can be found on the notice boards and plaques that dot this gem of an area, and the stage is set for a challenging and entertaining few hours delving into London's past as you attempt to solve clues and find the answers to all manner of intriguing questions that this Eastern city treasure hunt will set before you.
You will not need any prior knowledge of the area, nor of the history of the area, in order to complete this quest.
Indeed, prior knowledge often proves to be a hindrance rather than a help, as those with prior knowledge often leap to the wrong conclusions or misinterpret the clues in such a way that sends their team hurrying off in totally the wrong direction!!
What you will need is a keen eye, the ability to note your surroundings as you pass through the streets, and a reasonable smattering of curiosity that will enable you to leave no stone unturned, no churchyard unlooked in, no statue unexamined and no courtyard unexplored.
By taking your time and combining your collective powers of deduction and observation you might well find yourself pulling ahead of all the other teams and you might well see the individual members of your team being hailed as the victors. But then again, that honour may just pass to one of your competitors!
Team building, office socials, birthday get togethers, or just a bit of light hearted relief from the grueling grind of everyday life in London, the Eastern City Treasure hunt can step nimbly into any breach and provide the perfect activity for those seeking something just that little bit different that is fun, informative and, at the same time, just a little bit challenging.
But above all else, the Eastern City Treasure Hunt offers you a delightful stroll past famous, and not so famous, places and monuments where the challenge is not so much avoiding getting lost as resisting the temptation to take your time and explore the many fascinating sights that this little quest will take you to.
And, when you think about it, that's just what a team building exercise should be about - a group of like-minded individuals who can work together to ensure that those who have found themselves unfortunate enough to have been placed on an opposing team are kept well and truly at bay and are left in no doubt that their rightful place in the grand scheme of things is second, third or last!
The basic treasure hunt package consists of 4 treasure hunt packs, which is sufficient for 4 teams.
If you require more than 4 packs please click on the exact number of packs you require by using the drop down arrow on the right of the order box.
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