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Locked City

Immersive Outdoor Treasure Hunts

Explore your city. Solve cryptic clues. Discover hidden secrets.

Locked City is an immersive SMS-Based treasure hunt style game through the streets of London.

Rated ★★★★★
"Devilishly tricky, enormously fun!"

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We are fully open throughout COVID 19.

Our hunts have been designed to be fun, safe and socially distanced! 👍

Enjoy a Locked City treasure hunt with your friends or family this weekend!

Your adventure awaits...

Journey through the streets of London solving a trail of cryptic clues and puzzles sent to your phone via text message.

Discover hidden secrets, fascinating history and mesmerising street art.

Race to compete to the top of our leaderboard!

How to Play

Join forces with your team of up to 5 players.
6+ players? Split into teams and race!

Each player receives clues to their mobile phone via SMS text message. No app or data required!

Our hunts are entirely flexible. Need to change the start time? Bad weather? Fear not! Simply start or resume the hunt whenever you are ready.

  • Welcome to Locked City!

    Start Camden Unlocked outside Camden Town Underground Station, in front of the entrance to HSBC. Send 'start' to begin.
  • Start
  • Continue over bridge. R down ginger bearded monarch. Finding his 15th portrait, tell me what has a ring to it?
  • Telephone
  • Proceed down SH street. Cross cobbles to Chalcot*Chalcot. At no. 3, if 25,31,18,28,15,7   22,18,7,26,14 once lived here, what is the sum of her profession?
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  • Cross straight and continue past walled century. Seek red at agitated NO HOURS DUE. What was outgrown in VIII?

Choose Your Hunt

Locked City hunts have been designed to be socially distanced and completely outdoors. The hunts are operating as usual during COVID 19.

In fact, our hunts are a great alternative to traditional escape rooms! Enjoy the outdoors with a fun yet safe Locked City adventure hunt.

We're rapidly expanding our hunts across the country. Make sure to check back soon for more!

Treasure Hunts in London

Covent Garden
The Curse of Covent Garden
£25  per team

A 2 hour experience around the heart of the West End.

Legend speaks of a curse haunting the inhabitants of Covent Garden and turning them to stone. Follow the cryptic trail and lift the curse before it is too late...

Clues sent via SMS
Up to 5 players per team
All players receive clues
Open all year round
Perfect Outdoor Activity
Find Out MoreBook Now
Pocket Watch
A Journey Through Time
£25  per team

A 2½ hour experience from Tower Hill to St Paul's Cathedral

Travel back through time and witness the moments that shaped London. Discover the historic gems hidden within the modern city.

Clues sent via SMS
Up to 5 players per team
All players receive clues
Open all year round
Perfect Outdoor Activity
Find Out MoreBook Now
Camden Market Bridge
Camden Unlocked
£25  per team

A 2 hour experience through Camden Town and Primrose Hill.

Wind through the bustling Camden market, uncover hidden secrets and discover North London's best street art.

Clues sent via SMS
Up to 5 players per team
All players receive clues
Optional pub stop enroute
Open all year round
Find Out MoreBook Now

Gift Vouchers

Locked City Gift Vouchers are a perfect present for friends or family who love Escape Rooms, the outdoors or adventures!

Buy a present they're sure to enjoy, redeemable on any one of our hunts!


Explore your city 🔎

Our hunts are designed to explore well known sights and hidden gems you never knew existed.

Whether you’re new to the area or a local, you’ll be sure to embark on a fantastic experience and discover fascinating history, eye-popping street art and hidden details in the city.

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Solve cryptic clues 📜

All clues are sent to your phone via text message. The answers you will need to find are hidden in your surroundings.

Each clue will challenge your team to explore your surroundings, uncover secret locations and work together to solve the puzzles.

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Discover hidden secrets 🗝️

Locked City is great for friends, family, colleagues and even dates looking for a new adventure!

Love Escape Rooms? Love Scavenger Hunts? Love discovering new locations? We know you're going to love Locked City!

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Race against the clock 👟

Compete for the best time to make it onto the leaderboards! But don't forget, answer incorrectly and face a penalty...

Are you a large group of 6 or more people? Split into multiple teams and race and play head-to-head, racing to complete the hunt!

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See our reviews!

"A great way to see so much of the area in just one afternoon, thank you Locked City!!"

Emily M, London

"My family and I had a great time doing this hunt. Directions were clear and getting the texts for the next clues was so exciting!"

Sorrel, London

"Fab family entertainment for all ages that makes you look beyond the obvious. Highly recommended!"

Barbara, Harrogate