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London: City Discovery Game From The Barbican

London: City Discovery Game From The Barbican

From US$ 21.50 per group up to 5

Play a self-guided discovery game to discover London's Barbican. Stroll around London while solving a trail of mysterious riddles on this unconventional sightseeing tour. Learn about the city, its history, and its secret spots.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Take a self-guided and real-life city discovery challenge via your phone
  • Delight in the joy of solving riddles and unlocking local stories, secret recommendations, and the locations of London's hidden gems
  • Learn historic facts, and gain insights into the area's architecture
  • Have fun on your journey beneath the surface of London’s Barbican
Full description
Journey beneath the surface of London's Barbican on an interactive city discovery experience. Solve riddles via a web app in your phone's browser, and unlock fun facts, as well as recommendations for food and drinks. Open the link to the web app, provided by email after booking, to begin your game. Start on the Lakeside Terrace of the Barbican Arts Center, and enjoy your outdoor escape room style challenge. Try to solve 11 riddles, made up of cryptic directions and a question. When solved, each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. Discover spots in Barbican that most locals don't even know, and literally see popular sights from a different angle. Try as many answers as you like, but if you get stuck on a riddle, you can ask for a hint, or simply skip it. Explore the Barbican and unlock its most curious stories, history and architectural insights. Find out that there's more to this part of London than simply robust buildings. End your adventure with recommendations for food and drinks to relax once your challenge is completed.
  • Link to the web app game (received via email)
  • Food and drink recommendations
  • Physical guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Start on the Lakeside Terrace of the Barbican Center (easily accessed coming through the Barbican Arts Center from Silk Street).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided city discovery experience. No tour guide will join your urban adventure or meet you at the starting point
  • The game is played in the browser of your phone (no downloads). You need a little bit of data, maximum 2MB
  • All the information you need to carry out your challenge will be delivered via email after booking
  • The game is available in English only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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Very entertaining and fun riddle based tour of the Barbican. Reasonable value. Not sure why anyone would need more than one ticket per group as it’s just a link to a web app.

July 6, 2019

Large parts of the normal Barbican centre is closed during lockdown, which makes it a little trickier and longer to navigate.

November 20, 2020

Half of the clues you couldn't access due to areas being closed

April 18, 2021

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