Whether you're fresh off the plane or a seasoned Londoner, download one of our self-guided hunts and start exploring London at your own pace and in your own time.
All our downloadable hunts take between two and three hours to finish, with start and end points at or nearby to major tube or train stations. Each route is designed to be completed on foot and there are no additional entry fees associated with any route. Once you have the hunt packet, you're good to go!
We have four hunts currently available, each exploring a different area of the city with its own singular atmosphere, characters and amazing discoveries. Whether you're a culture vulture, a history buff or want to go ghost hunting - we've got the right route for you. Take a look through our hunt pages to find your perfect match and please do get in touch if you have any questions!
Once you order one of our hunts, you'll receive a full-coloured designed PDF package to the email provided. This will contain the hunt questions, answers and full directions for running your day. All you need to do is print, grab a pen and go!
All downloadable hunts are licensed for personal use only by groups of up to six people. Larger groups and corporate events should contact us to discuss their requirements.
A whistle-stop tour of London's history and our best-seller.
Start: Temple Station on the Circle and District Lines
End: Bank and Monument on the Circle , District , Northern , Waterloo & City and Central Lines, plus Docklands Light Railway
Highlights: St Paul's Cathedral, The Old Bailey and Newgate Prison, Fleet Street and Watling Street.
Explore the river that made London great while soaking up the vibrancy of London's cultural centre.
Start: Westminster Station, on the Jubilee , District and Circle Lines
End: Nearest to London Bridge Station on the Northern and Jubilee Lines or overground.
Highlights: Houses of Parliament, London Eye, South Bank Centre, Shakespeare's Globe, The Rose, The Clink, Golden Hinde and of course, the Thames itself.
Meet some of the West End's most colourful characters, from the actor who inspired Dracula to the surgeon who stole a giant.
Start: Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo Line and Overground or Leicester Square on the Piccadilly Line and Northern Line
End: Holborn station on the Central and Piccadilly Line.
Highlights: Trafalgar Square, Embankment Gardens, The Savoy, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Discover the dark deeds and gruesome ghosts of London's past in our spookiest hunt yet.
Suitable for children 12 and over.
Start: Bank Station on the Central , Waterloo & City and Northern Lines. Also served by the DLR .
End: Spitalfields Market, nearest station Liverpool Street on the Central , Hammersmith & City and Northern Lines. Also served by the DLR .
Highlights: Royal Exchange, St Mary Woolnoth, Leadenhall Market, The Gherkin, Spitalfields Market.
We did the City Treasure Hunt at the weekend and I just wanted to thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
So many positive comments, even those of us who thought we knew London fairly well agreed we learnt so much more through this experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed this hunt. It was great to find a few little bits and pieces that are so close to places I know but were still new discoveries for me.
We had a fantastic time with your treasure hunt. It was really fun.
When you purchase a hunt, your hunt pack will be sent directly to the email address you provide. You will receive full instructions and the hunt itself.
Each hunt is a series of interwoven clues and puzzles leading you from landmark to hidden gem across a specific area of London. Along with the clues, each hunt is bursting with information to help you get to grips with the area you're exploring. This can be anything from historical biography to spooky stories and oddball facts. The hunts are also clearly laid out and fully illustrated. You can see examples of the hunts on each of their individual pages.
All hunts come with full instructions and directions, so you will have no problem navigating the streets of London. However, those unfamiliar with the city may find a map useful. We would always recommend carrying a tube map to get you to and from the hunt route; these can be picked up free at any underground station.
All London Treasure Hunts are designed so that no entry fees are required for any of the stops. The hunts do occasionally go past famous landmarks which require an entrance fee, which you are welcome to stop and enjoy, however, you will never be required to enter a paid attraction to complete the hunt.
Email is our preferred delivery service for the downloadable hunts as it reduces waste and allows us to offer you a faster, cheaper service. If you would like to receive your hunt in another way then do contact us. Please note an extra charge may be incurred for this.
Every hunt is written to ensure you can't send yourself down a dead end. A wrong answer at one point in the hunt may make it more difficult for you to get through a later bit that refers back to it, but can't do any worse than slowing you down – you'll always be able to find a way through to the end.
There are no rules, so be as creative as you like in tracking down that tricky answer. Phone a friend, text the question to your favourite answering service, ask a passing policeman or gallery attendant. Anything goes.
London Treasure Hunts cannot take responsibility for your personal safety on the walks. However, all hunts have been designed with safety in mind.
Yes, although we would suggest checking the weather forecast and dressing appropriately.
Part of London's charm is its fast-moving nature. We make every effort to keep an ear to the ground and update the hunts continuously, but just occasionally something might change without us noticing straight away. We're always keen to hear of anything we've missed.