A Rift In Time - Immersive London Treasure Hunt Adventure - The Secret City

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 2 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone using Telegram available on all app stores (like Whatsapp!).

We will not be there to physically guide you on this trail so you can take it at your own pace!. If you get lost you can message "Lost" for a detailed route to the next clue. Send "hint" if you think you're in the right location but aren't sure where to find the clue answer!

There are optional pub/cafe breaks on this trail. Use these to get refreshments or skip if you'd like to carry on. We have no affiliation with these establishments.

This experience requires a mobile phone, with some data or text messages available


Inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, our trail takes you to the heart of Victorian London in pursuit of a mysterious stranger. Is he a victim or a villain? It's up to you to find out. Take on the role of a Dickensian detective, as you try to uncover the truth!

Play as either the good-natured Pip or the dastardly Sikes. Along the way discover enigmatic passages, angel-filled avenues, historic arcades, stunning shops and a host of charming pubs for comfort along the way.

With captivating clues to solve and a host of exciting details to get you in the mood, you're in for a cracking time.

Distance: 5.2 km
Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5
Difficulty: 2 / 5
Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues: 18

How it works:
Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost.
Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!

  • A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path ahead
  • Sent via Whatsapp/Telegram smartphone app. Free to download & install. Available on all App Stores.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Oxford Circus, Oxford St, London W1B 3AG, UK

Departure Time

Messages via WHATSAPP
12/20/2021 - 11/23/2023

Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Messages vis TELEGRAM
12/17/2021 - 11/23/2023
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Apr, 2022

A very good way to find parts of a city that you didn't know that were there. this story line was very immersive and made us think. the clues were excellent and location was very good. our only down fall was protesters blocking our route. Tom replied ack very quick to help us out. customer services are excellent 100% recommended this trail we played Pip.


05 Jan, 2022

Great afternoon following cryptic clues through central London. Really enjoyable to discover new streets and interesting sites in a place I thought I knew!


03 Jan, 2022

We had a great afternoon exploring parts of the city we wouldn’t usually see and making our brains work for the first time in a while after Christmas!


29 Dec, 2021

What a lovely company! We couldn’t go ahead with this activity due to coronavirus (some of the group contracted) and I contacted Secret City who were compassionate, friendly and understanding, and who refunded me quickly. Will definitely be back to try this out!

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