Add dates

London City discovery games

Our most recommended London City discovery games

London: Sherlock Holmes Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Sherlock Holmes Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore London's Mayfair and Marylebone areas on an exciting Sherlock Holmes audio tour game. Put your detective hat on and get ready to solve a classic Sherlock Holmes case as you walk the streets of London. Have you heard of the Blue Carbuncle? Dr. John Watson sure hadn’t, until one evening when he happened to witness a very strange assault in Hyde Park. Watson finds himself to be in possession of a precious blue jewel. He has to turn to Sherlock Holmes, detective extraordinaire, for help. Dr. John Watson is at your service on this self-guided audio walking tour. He will tell you the story of the Blue Carbuncle, guide you to locations in London where the story takes place, and help you through some serious puzzle-solving detective work. Your self-guided mystery tour, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", guides you from Brook Gate of Hyde Park to the Sherlock Holmes statue and museum in the iconic Baker Street. Walking to Baker Street, use your skills of deduction and feel the pulse of London. Tour includes stops at famous landmarks, where clues leading you closer to the culprit are hidden in your surroundings. All you need to be able to step into the story is a smartphone with headphones. Get ready to experience London on a self-guided walking tour with a difference. Stop and start as needed to suit your own sightseeing plans in London.

Sherlock: The Official Live Game

2. Sherlock: The Official Live Game

Located in the heart of West London, this 100-minute cinematic adventure combines the unique world of BBC's Sherlock with the very best of escape games. Headed up by Mycroft Holmes, The Network is a covert branch of British Intelligence, on the hunt for recruits. To join the ranks as an Agent, you’ll need to complete a routine training mission at headquarters. But not all is as it seems… It’s time for you to play the detective with your team, as you travel through iconic sets from the show, working together to solve puzzles and crack clues. You’ll be helped along your journey with original content from the cast of the show featuring, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, and more. Crack this brand-new Sherlock case before time runs out and prove you have what it takes to step into the shoes of the great detective.

London: Queen & Freddie Mercury Exploration Game

3. London: Queen & Freddie Mercury Exploration Game

Discover some of the most iconic places in London related to Queen and Freddie Mercury by solving clues around town and unlocking amazing stories. Use a mobile app that will give you directions every step of the way. Play the role of a journalist who gets a mysterious letter about the whereabouts of a lost Queen verse from 1977. Can you find the verse? Solve a clue to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each correct answer unlocks an interesting story and reveals Queen's secrets. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the downloadable app. Once you have downloaded the app, simply head to the starting point at the Imperial College of London whenever you choose and begin your adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

London: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

4. London: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through London. Download the app onto your phone and explore London at your personal pace. Choose when you start and feel free to stop and go on your own schedule. To get started, download the app on your device (download link and login credentials received after booking), then use the app and integrated maps to find your way to 10 attractions in London. Solve a location-based riddle at each attraction to unlock the next location. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, grab lunch, or take a break at any time. Start your tour at Westminster Station! Visit the world famous Big Ben. Photograph the River Thames and admire the famous Westminster Palace with its regal aura. Westminster Abbey will leave you speechless as its unique exterior and interior architecture enchants its visitors. Learn about St. James Park that will calm you down. Buckingham Palace with its imposing architecture will surprise, photograph the home of the Kings! Waterloo Place is worth the time and space in your mobile memory, as its central point gives a special flavor to the city. The famous Admiralty Arch will be your next step, a landmark building in London while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Trafalgar Square, the city's most stylish and bustling spot.

London: The City of Harry Potter Exploration Game

5. London: The City of Harry Potter Exploration Game

Embark on a quest around London as "Theodgar", a powerful Wizard who chose to live among humans and protect them. You will follow clues you'll receive in the app, and fight Ozin, the sorcerer who wants to destroy Earth. Along the way, you will arrive at Westminster Station, Downing Street, Horse Guards Avenue, Trafalgar Square, and other popular locations from the Harry Potter movies. Take your time to explore them, while also reading their story in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Westminster Station metro station and use the access code to unlock the quest in the app. End the tour at the beautiful Clement Danes church. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

London: London Bridge Smartphone Scavenger Hunt

6. London: London Bridge Smartphone Scavenger Hunt

Forget about regular sightseeing tours and embark on a scavenger hunt to explore London Bridge and its surroundings in an original way. Become your own personal guide by downloading the game on your phone and following the directions you'll receive throughout the game. Download the game app and head over to the Old London Bridge mark to start. Immerse yourself in a fictional story that will bring you to secret locations. Solve fun challenges to unlock the directions to your next location and watch the story unfold. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. Play the 1-hour game with no stops or choose to explore at your own pace. Finish your adventure at the George Inn Pub.

London: Love in Notting Hill Exploration Game

7. London: Love in Notting Hill Exploration Game

Feel the love in the air as you play a romantic exploration game on your smartphone in Notting Hill. Solve challenges to unravel the tale of Ophelia, and help this florist find her true love. As you go, uncover the unknown stories behind Notting Hill's most romantic sites. Before taking the tour, download the app onto your phone, following the instruction you'll receive in an email after booking. Then, head to the starting point of the tour and get ready for an emotional adventure. Resolve the clues in the app to get exact directions to the next location. See sights like the Electric Cinema and the blue door from the Notting Hill movie. Pause and resume the game anytime you want; as there's no time limit, feel free to explore and take the game at your own pace. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop: the famous Banksy artwork, "The Painter.

London: Jack The Ripper City Exploration Game

8. London: Jack The Ripper City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around the streets of London while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. With every step you take, get closer to solving a mystery that has baffled the world for more than a century: who was Jack the Ripper? Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues to visit the sites of Jack the Rippers’ most sinister murders, including the Christ Church Spitalfields, the White Hartand, and many more. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Go into the pub where unfortunate victims had their last drinks and wander into the cobbled alleys where the serial killer used them. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour. Take part in a special Halloween event on October 30 featuring live actors. Wear your best to enter the costume contest and win prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card and more.

London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

9. London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

The city game starts at St Katharine Docks Marina. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

London: Haunting Stories & Legends Exploration Game

10. London: Haunting Stories & Legends Exploration Game

There are few places in the world more mysterious and full of strange events than London. Prepare to enter the land of the inexplicable to discover its frightening stories on this haunted exploration game. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. After you buy the quest, receive a code that grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). The quest can be played at any hour. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 2 miles (3 km). For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

  • Entry tickets
  • Other experiences
39 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 3

Frequently asked questions about London

What top attractions are a must-see in London?

What are the best day trips and excursions from London?

The best day trips and excursions from London are:

Paris

Other Sightseeing Options in London

Want to discover all there is to do in London? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We really enjoyed this tour and the competitiveness it brought. Got to see some great sights of London and was perfect to squeeze in before the theatre. The only bugbears is that the app intro and summary defaults to Dutch and when you pick English it takes you away from the page you want. I also couldn't download the photos we took: our leaderboard photo was just generic scenery whereas other people's were of their team. Good fun though all in all.

A fantastic, informative walk and so much more fun than any of the guided tours we kept coming across. We loved solving the puzzles and discovering new parts of London we never knew existed. It took us 3 hours to complete - having a drink in the pubs seemed a must. Can thoroughly recommend the experience, especially in the evening as it really adds to the atmosphere - we’re already planning our next one

Beautiful tour for everyone, usable 24 hours a day. It allows you to see, while walking, parts of London that would normally be overlooked at the expense of others. The only flaw, both audio and video available only in English. Engaging and fun experience to do with family or friends. Recommended

We liked it a lot. With some challenges we struggled. But that's what it's all about, right? Not too easy not too hard :) also in the beginning we didn't know we had to download another app. But it was really nicely put together! Thank you for delivering a nice experience to us

Really fun and interesting tour! Some of the clues stumped us, but it was really fun trying to figure them out.