We reckon we might have found one of the coolest things to do this Christmas holidays!
Spend a day solving clues and exploring London as you and your family go on a special HiddenCity Christmas trail, the Festive Family Quest.
HiddenCity is a mobile game where you solve a trail of clues sent to you by text message. Sign up online, bring your mobile phone and a map and get ready to rediscover your city.
The trail begins at Paul A Young’s wonderful West End Chocolate shop where the first clue reveals how to get a taste of his delicious hot chocolate – a winter warmer to get you hot on the trail.
This trail features Christmas-themed clues leading to seasonal sights. Stroll down streets ablaze with Christmas lights and discover a wonderland of sights, smells and experiences which will leave you full of Christmas spirit.
The hunt takes around 2-3 hours to complete. It’s an easy hunt with minimal local knowledge required – Just bring a map and plenty of Christmas cheer.
The day costs £16 per team. Ideal for two to four people – and you can play competitively with multiple teams.
Here’s a festive clue to get you warmed up: ”Not far from here seek a parallel lane and a street like liquid lava. Head for the stars emblazoning the arches – how many can you count?”
Location: Starts at Paul A Young, 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WA
Dates: The Festive Family Quest is a 2-3 hour experience. It’s available to play between 1 December 2011 and 31 December 2011 (excluding Christmas day).
Times: Start the trail daily, between 11:00-15:00
Cost: £16 per team (teams can include any number of people).