London: Hidden City Hunt

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Exploring the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Koen and I have been to London many times, so it was exciting to hear that Nicole and Adam booked us a Hidden City Hunt! Another way to explore the city, solving riddles and stopping in pubs! We weren’t sure what to expect – but we had beautiful weather, great company, and a lot of fun!

Our hunt was called The Enchanted Mirror:

A fairytale adventure inspired by the story of Snow White. Your challenge: in teams of up to four people, solve a trail of clues set by an evil queen, in search of a magical mirror. Stroll down cobbled streets, find a fairy tale palace and pause for drinks in tucked-away taverns. Expect to find yourself seeking out hidden objects and presenting code words to people you meet along the way. Every team can expect a sweet ending.

By text we received our riddles and sent our answers. We did make it to the end! I loved that everything played on a queen theme! Plus this hunt takes place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – such a beautiful area of London.

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Out on the hunt

 

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Searching the V&A for clues

 

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In the food hall seeing if someone knows the Queen

 

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The V&A has the most beautiful dining hall!

 

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Trying again

 

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Our first charms!

 

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Trying to solve the riddle brought us to these beautiful animals

 

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And to the tapestries

 

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And in the end to the Costumes Exhibit! (This is from Lion King if you can’t tell)

 

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Koen dressing up

 

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Wicked!

 

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Edward Scissorhands

 

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Left the V&A to solve the next riddles

 

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We found ourselves here with a particulary difficult question

 

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Queen’s Everything

 

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The Queen’s Arms Pub

 

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Cheers!

 

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On to the next!

 

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Arrived in Kensington Gardens

 

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Kensington Palace and Queen Victoria Statue

 

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The gardens

 

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Albert Memorial

 

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Elephant & Castle Pub

 

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Inside

 

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Solving riddles to get our next clue!

 

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Next clue in Kensington Station!

 

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Final riddle inside The Britannia!

 

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At this point I’m very hungry and needed a scotch egg 🙂

 

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Celebrating our win!

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