The streets, alleyways and passageways at the heart of the old City of London are home to a wondrous array of historic drinking establishments. Places so old and so atmospheric that they appear to be frozen in a bygone age. Therein lies the basis for our exceedingly popular Historic City Pubs London Treasure hunt.
Beginning with a breathless trek through the historic alleyways that twist and turn between the offices and old buildings that house thousands of City institutions, you will find your way to a tucked away hostelry that nestles in quiet seclusion at the very centre of the City of London.
This place is steeped in history and, once over its threshold, you will need to get yourselves a drink before beginning the task of examining every wall, book and portrait to see if it contains the solution to the clue that will set you on your way again.
From here, you embark upon a delightful trek exploring and discovering the wealth of historic streets, ancient buildings and atmospheric old inns and taverns that the City has to offer.
From the venerable old City tavern that Sir Christopher Wren, reputedly, built from old ships timbers as accommodation for the workmen who were rebuilding St Paul's after the Great Fire of 1666, to the popular City haunt whose mundane facade belies an interior that goes on for ever!
From the lovely little back street pub that "gives such good liquor 'twould puzzle a vicar," to the timeless walls of an 18th century hostelry that was once a favoured haunt of the 'sack 'em up men' - or Body snatchers.
From the characterful Irish man who liked to entertain stars of stage and screen with his 'Hot Toddy,' to the salty sea captain who oversaw the transportation of thousands of émigrés to Australia aboard one of the 19th century's most technically advanced vessels.
All these and more await your discovery on this action packed, fun filled quest.
Using the cunningly devised Cryptic Clue sheets, you will pick your way through the passageways, alleyways and courtyards where London's history was made and where time, well and truly, stands still.
One by one these fiendishly fastidious clues will fall to your superior powers of observation and deduction as you crack the codes, settle on the solutions and then saunter off in search of your next challenge.
Several of these solutions will be found inside the four pubs that you will visit in the course of your historic pub treasure hunt.
Also located inside these venerable old hostelries will be the answers to the sheets of observation questions and photo challenges that you must complete if you are to stand any chance of emerging victorious from what has the potential for being a boisterous and riotous journey.
After all, the other teams are also on the look out for the solutions to the clues, observations and photo challenges and, by fair means or foul, it is your sworn duty to stop them finding them!
Some teams like to huddle around the answers, or even hang a coat or a jacket over them, desperately attempting to stifle shrieks of mirth-filled laughter at the discomfiture and confusion that their dastardly deed is causing their opponents.
Other teams stoop to ordering a round of drinks and then brazenly stand around the solution, nonchalantly supping at their beverages chatting about this and that, seemingly oblivious to the frowns of concentration etched on to the faces of their opponents who are furiously searching for the very clue that they are obscuring.
Such behaviour might be morally reprehensible, but no-one said life was fair and, as we state on the rule sheets, there is no such thing as cheating on the Historic City Pubs Treasure Hunt, there is only initiative!
But seriously, the whole idea of a Treasure Hunt is for the participants to enjoy a great time, and all the joshing, joking and attempted sabotage is (nearly) always done in fun, and generates great hilarity amongst the competing teams.
So, whether you are looking for a team building activity, or an evening event that will get yourself, your friends and your work colleagues out onto the streets of London and into some wonderfully historic old pubs, then take a stroll around the inns, taverns and courtyards of old London and see for yourself that the past is often a lot closer than you might imagine.
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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