My partner and I took part in the London Underground Treasure Hunt last night, and had a brilliant time. We're competitive people who love a good fun challenge, and overall the Treasure Hunt definitely delivered - and we're thrilled to have won! I'll endeavor to not give specifics away, but the challenges consist of a couple of cryptic clues leading you to sights, and collecting pictures of certain things. You have two hours to complete the challenges with Zone 1, which we found to be just enough time to keep us rushing and on our toes while being able, if planned appropriately, to get everything accomplished.
I think we wish that the cryptic clues were a bit more in-depth/composed more of the hunt,as I think that's what we were expecting, but we were definitely forced out of our comfort zone with the other challenges - in a good way! I imagine they divide it that way to appeal to different people's strengths, so in that way it is readily accessible.
Agent Orange was absolutely brilliant - my heart was racing long after our encounter! Only downside, we were a bit disappointed that we only experienced one run-in with an Agent - that being said, our tactics took us on an...interesting path around the Underground, and they can't be everywhere!
The prizes were definitely impressive - as we came first our 'war spoils' were surprisingly copious. The prizes are in products, more suited towards tourists over London locals, but we definitely won back our entry free and then some. We're a Scot and an American who have moved to England, so we're touristy enough to enjoy them and send extras to family and friends. Every team won something as well, which was a lovely touch.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun evening competing. They rotate the challenges, so I think we might even do it again!
TIPS: If you don't have an Oyster card, get a travel card for the day. Not only for expense, but efficiency. You don't want to be fumbling with tickets! Also, the fewer members in your team, the greater bonus you start out with - it's a handicap designed to counter any advantages that larger teams may have with some of the challenges. We found having a team of 2 ideal, so if you're competitive, it might be worth keeping in mind! You have time at the end to recount your adventure with the other teams.
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