The area that surrounds St Paul's Cathedral is steeped in history and is made up of a veritable warren of narrow alleyways and secret passageways that make it the perfect quarter in which to set a whole series of cunningly concealed cryptic clues and challenges.
From the 17th century stone boy, who has been making a noble attempt to pull an irritating thorn from his foot since 1688, to the chubby golden cherub who has been hovering over the spot where the 1666 Great Fire of London ended in, well errr, 1666, this London Treasure Hunt is brim full of fun and fascination and will show you parts of London that you would never dream existed - unless, that is, you've done another of our treasure hunts, in which case you'll be more than aware that such places can, and do, still exist!
We've pulled out all the stops, and filled a few in as well, to get our clues and challenges into a wide range of tucked away places that are oh so easy to miss, unless you venture out on the treasure hunt trail with your powers of observation finely tuned and your deductive abilities honed to perfection.
Should the aforementioned fine tuning and honing be prominent in your arsenal, then there is every chance that your team, your merry band of warriors or warrioresses, will be the ones who - having ducked, dived and delved into, out of and through, the mental assault course that this treasure hunt presents you with - will emerge victorious to seize the crown and become the kings and queens of the St Paul's and Smithfield treasure hunt circuit.
But, then again, those other teams will be hot on your trail, biting at your ankles, overtaking, undertaking, or just plain taking, as they make every effort to catch you with your guard down.
Then, when you are least expecting it, they will pounce to snatch victory from right under your nose.
One of the great things about this particular treasure hunt is that you will find parts of secret London that are hiding in plain view.
And yet, when you do discover them, when you do take notice of them, you'll find them truly fascinating and, we guarantee, you'll want to come back to them and explore them further. You'll not only see things that you may well have passed on a daily basis and never actually noticed, but you'll also venture into places that you may have noticed but which you never paid a great deal of attention to.
Until, that is, our cryptic clues and observational challenges force you to pay close attention to your surroundings. Then you will discover them and, in many cases, you will truly see them for the first time.
The actual route that you will take is both varied and interesting, combining as it does old monuments, hidden courtyards and truly secret places. There are some delightful little gardens, some truly tranquil churchyards and some exquisitely enchanting locations that will spirit you far away from the busy, bustling streets of the modern Metropolis.
But, you'll also uncover numerous bits of information that you'll be able to dine out on for months, if not years, to come.
What William Shakespeare paid £140 on 10th March 1613?
Where the only outdoor statue of Henry V111 in London is located?
Why there is an elephant balanced precariously on the wall of a City institution?
Who Joanne Astley nurse back to robust health?
Which rooftop Benedict Cumberbatch jumped off at the end of series two of Sherlock?
Don't worry, by the time you arrive at the final venue on the treasure hunt your mind will be absolutely buzzing with the answers to these questions, and many more besides.
Yes, the treasure hunt might be competitive.
But, at the end of the day, it's about having fun.
So, on the whole, everyone really will enter into the spirit of the occasion and will just go out there and has a great time.
Thus, as you cross the finishing line and collapse, exhausted, into the final venue, you'll have learnt a lot, laughed a lot and you will have seen places that you will, most certainly, come back to visit again.
And then, there's the added bonus, that you will get to see your workmates in a whole new light as, even the quiet and reserved ones, bare their teeth and throw themselves whole-heartedly into the fray.
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.
You will then be taken to our secure online payment page. You can either pay by credit or debit card, or, if you would prefer, with your Paypal account.
If you would prefer to order by phone, or you require urgent delivery, please call us on 020 8530-8443, during our normal office hours, which are Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm.