News about London Treasure Hunts
London Treasure Hunts joins forces with QuizQuizQuiz
9th November 2010
London Treasure Hunts have created a fact-filled alliance with the brilliant QuizQuizQuiz, who run quiz nights ‘par excellence’ around the country. So if you’re looking for a fun work night in, we’d highly suggest contacting them.
As a result of this new friendship, we’re delighted to be able to offer our bespoke clients an all-round package for the ultimate work day out, featuring one of our top-notch corporate hunts, topped off with a no-holds-barred quiz evening, organised by our friends at QuizQuizQuiz.
For more details on bespoke packages contact us today.
London's Greatest Hits launched today
29th October 2010
We’re delighted to announce the release of London’s Greatest Hits, our latest hunt which offers a whistlestop tour around the most iconic landmarks of London. You’ve never seen London quite like this before as we unlock the hidden histories of these beloved locations; so join us to find out why St Paul’s should have a spire, whose cat would only eat oysters and which ghoulish object hides in one of our national art treasures.
London’s Greatest Hits is the most exciting and intriguing way to truly experience London’s biggest stars in one day
Painter, Sailor, Soldier, Giant launched today
25th May 2010
We just couldn’t wait to share our brand new hunt with you, so we’ve bought the release date forward! Painter, Sailor, Soldier, Giant is now available on our website and provides a fantastic way to meet some of London’s most unusual characters, while making the most of our good weather.
So, with a Bank Holiday coming up, what more excuse do you need? For full details, click here.
New hunt Painter, Sailor, Soldier, Giant announced!
11th May 2010
After the supernatural stylings of Shadows of the Slums, we decided it was about time we introduced you to the more human side of London – the figures, both well-known and obscure, that we’ve come to know and love.
There are so many brilliant, barely-believable personal stories that have gone into making London what it is. Painter, Sailor, Solider, Giant is our tribute to the eclectic, whimsical and downright fascinating characters who have played their part in the development of our city. Trace their stories through the leisure and legal heartlands of London – you never know who you might meet!
Our hunters are beavering away as we speak, but a release date has yet to be confirmed, so watch this space for updates!
The hunt is on – at the top of Battersea Power Station!
26th April 2010
On Sunday 2nd May, two of our intrepid hunt writers will be among the first ever people to abseil down the iconic Battersea Power Station, raising money for Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in the process. Click here for the full story of our historic descent.
If you’d like to sponsor our daredevils, you can do so at www.justgiving.com/vandenbrims . All money donated goes directly to MAG, a UK-based landmine charity that saves lives by locating and removing landmines and unexploded bombs from countries affected by conflict. For more information on their work, please refer to http://www.maginternational.org/about/
Bring Back Albertopolis!
20th March 2010
In the 1850s South Kensington was commonly known as Albertopolis after Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria. However, by the time the Underground came along in 1868 this name had fallen into disuse and the new station was given the ploddingly descriptive name of South Kensington.
So play your part in resurrecting Albertopolis by signing the petition at:
City Hunt relaunches
1st March 2010
London Treasure Hunts is thrilled to announce a brand-spanking new version of the City hunt. Not that there was anything wrong with the old one, we just like to keep you on your toes! The new hunt focuses more strongly on the historic square mile city, trailing dragons, templar knights and Tudors across the city.
It remains full of all the local knowledge, historical titbits and fiendish clues you’ve come to expect from London Treasure Hunts – only it’s better!
London Treasure Hunts Twitter Campaign wins Visit London Prize
28th February 2010
Our treasure hunt fact finders were very chuffed with themselves the other day when one of their favourite facts won a Visit London prize at the International Confex show.
For more interesting, bizarre and unusual facts about London, follow us on Twitter.
London Treasure Hunter makes Krypton Factor Final
24th February 2010
London Treasure Hunter Ed Brims, continued his winning streak last night by securing a place in the Krypton Factor 2010 final. Similar to his nail-biting first round appearance, Ed was comfortable in the first round, but a dodgy performance in the observation task left him trailing. However the tables were turned with his decisive run in the assault course and general knowledge round.
Ed will now go up against the three remaining finalists on 9th March in the final race to see who will be Krypton Factor champion 2010.
London Treasure Hunter has the Krypton Factor
28th January 2010
Congratulations to Ed Brims, who successfully secured a place in the Krypton Factor semi-final on Tuesday night. Ed, a regular contributor to London Treasure Hunts, had mixed fortunes in the early rounds, but powered through the assault course (probably helped by all that running around London he does) and shone in the general knowledge round to take victory.
Here at London Treasure Hunts, we’re waiting with bated breath for Ed’s semi-final, currently due to screen on the 23rd February.
London Treasure Hunts on the Krypton Factor
16th January 2010
London Treasure Hunts would like to wish the best of luck to contributor Ed Brims, who is among the contestants in the latest series of the Krypton Factor. In next Tuesday’s episode, Ed will pit himself against three other contestants in tests of mental agility, observation, general knowledge and the dreaded assault course. We may be biased, but here at London Treasure Hunts we believe Ed is a bit of a general knowledge guru. He’s always finding little-known and bizarre facts to populate our hunts and Twitter feed - londonhunts. We think he could have the right combination of brains and brawn to go all the way.
Gift Vouchers now available
1st November 2009
If you're looking for an unusual gift idea, then look no further - you can now buy gift vouchers for your nearest and dearest to redeem against any hunt on our website. The hunts make a fantastic and unique gift idea for birthdays, Christmases or any other occasion where something a little bit special is required.
Bespoke Hunt Rings True
10th October 2009
London Treasure Hunts are thrilled to announce their first engagement! Adventurous groom-to-be Tom asked us to write a bespoke hunt around Wimbledon for the occasion, and we were delighted to hear his girlfriend Linda accepted his proposal, especially after he buried the ring on Putney Heath as the ‘treasure’ at the end. Everyone at London Treasure Hunts wishes the couple a long and happy life together.
Shadows of the Slums Hunt launches
1st October 2009
Now you can explore the eerie and atmospheric side of the city with London Treasure Hunts. Fiendish puzzles and challenging clues await as you unravel the mysteries of London, but first you have to ask yourself: Dare you delve into the Shadows of the Slums?. The full press release on the Launch of Shadows of the Slums Treasure Hunt is available here.
Shadows of the Slums a Halloween hit!
25th September 2009
The excitement surrounding our latest hunt reached fever-pitch this week when Visit London announced it as one of the ‘Top Five Things to Do in London This Halloween’. If you don’t want to miss a trick then treat yourself to the spooky new Shadows of the Slums hunt, available here from Wednesday 30th September 2009.
For the full release see Visit London.
London's Perfect Day
11th September 2009
London Treasure Hunts is proud to be supporting Perfect Day, one of North London’s largest street festivals, to be held at Avenue Road, St John’s Wood, London on 13th September. One lucky attendee will be taking home a South Bank hunt to enjoy with their family, while helping to raise money for children with special needs.
Shadows of the Slums confirmed as next London Treasure Hunt
27th August 2009
As the nights draw in, London Treasure Hunts explores the eerie and atmospheric side of London, on the trail of ghosts, superstitions and Jack the Ripper, in the oldest part of the City and East End.
Find out more in our press release.
City Hunt updated
1st August 2009
The City of London hunt has had a facelift to keep it up-to-date with the fast-moving pace of the capital. London Treasure Hunts has searched far and wide to bring you mind-boggling facts and create fiendish new puzzles that bring the history of the City to more vibrant life than ever before.
Visit London joins the hunt
30th June 2009
London Treasure Hunts has been chosen as a Gold Partner of Visit London, the official London tourist board. This is the first time that Visit London has teamed up with any treasure hunt company, strengthening our position as one of London's most exciting new developments.
Callum McLean, Commercial Director of Visit London said, "We are thrilled to be working with London Treasure Hunts. Their sense of fun and their passion for helping residents and visitors to explore the hidden corners of London are a great fit with Visit London's aims. We look forward to working with them in the years to come."
South Bank Hunt launches
17th June 2009
We're delighted to announce the launch of our third hunt, set on London's South Bank. This exciting new trail is our most intricate and ambitious hunt to date, with fiendishly challenging clues taking you through one of London's most vibrant areas. The full press release on the South Bank Hunt launch is available here.
Fourth Hunt to be unveiled soon
5th June 2009
As the South Bank hunt reaches its final stages of development, we've started to think about what comes next.
Our team are already on the streets looking for the most interesting, eerie and downright weird facts and places, connected by a series of challenging clues.
Watch this space for details of hunt 4 – coming soon!
Launch of London Treasure Hunts
22nd May 2009
We're delighted to announce the launch of London Treasure Hunts. This new and exciting internet-based company aims to encourage tourists and residents alike to discover London. We create self-guided treasure hunts, suitable for all ages, which will help everyone get the most out of their time in the capital, whether fresh off the plane or a seasoned Londoner. The full press release on the Launch of London Treasure Hunts is available here.