Scavenger Hunts London
Embark on thrilling scavenger hunts in London with BucketRace! Our tasks, challenges, and puzzles are carefully designed to immerse you in the vibrant culture, lively vibe, and distinctive essence of each area. Whether it's the rich history, iconic monuments, intriguing trivia, diverse residents, bustling tourists, thrilling activities, captivating geography, or the very raison d'être of a place, we've crafted engaging, enjoyable, and unforgettable ways to explore these unique areas. As you embark on our scavenger hunts, get ready to unleash your competitive spirit while indulging in entertainment, adventure, and rediscovering the joy of being a child at heart. So, get ready to unleash your creativity, let go of the norm, and dive into the excitement of scavenger hunts in London with BucketRace!
Brixton is a lively, multicultural area with a down-to-earth vibe. It offers street food, vintage finds, clothes and produce that reflect the area’s Caribbean roots. Brixton is lively during both the day and nighttime, providing lots of eateries, entertainment and activities.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks reflect Brixton's Caribbean vibe. Examples include: Eat Plantain out of a Banana skin | Rock down Electric Avenue while singing Eddie Grant | Find 3 different Caribbean Flags
Route Type: Loop | 2.4 Miles | 3.9km
Highlights: Brixton Windmill | Pop Brixton | Brixton Market | Ritzy Cinema
Notable Figures: David Bowie | Eddie Grant | Mark Eley
Vibe: Caribbean | Gentrification
Camden is a vibrant, diverse area with a ties to Rock & Roll, Judaism, Canal trade and Horse Power. Camden Market offers many independent stores, providing an eclectic alternative mix of food, clothes and music. Camden's High Street provides daytime shopping and an active nightlight.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks showcase Camden's roots. Examples include: Gallop in front of large Metal Horses | Start a Rave inside Cyberdog | Sit on a canal barge
Route Type: A to B | 1.6 Miles | 2.6km
Highlights: Stable Markets | St Pancras | The British Library
Notable Figures: Amy Winehouse | Harry Potter | Charles Dickens
Vibe: Rock & Roll
Our central London route is slightly different to our other routes. It's a combination of our Soho, Covent Garden, Westminster and Hyde Park locations. Meaning it has mixed feel to it, with some of the best and most interesting sights London has to offer. We use this route for some of one off our public events and it typically suits tourists who are looking to see some of the big sites!
Examples scavenger hunt tasks: Take a perspective photo of Big Ben | High five a Horse Parade Guard | Cuddle a Giant Teddy Bear in Harrods
Route Type: Loop | 4.8 Miles | 7.7km
Highlights: China Town | West End | Westminster | Hyde Park
Notable Figures: Admiral Nelson | Van Gogh | Shakespeare
Vibe: Political | Tourist | Diverse | Sightseeing
Covent Gardens route runs from Leicester Square, to Piccadilly Circus, to Trafalgar Square, finishing in Covent Garden. It covers some of London's most notorious tourist spots, including the national gallery, nelsons column and Covent Gardens famous street performances.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks uncover Covent Gardens hidden Gems. Examples include: Join in with the show | Lay with a Giant Lion | Get shot by Eros's love arrow
Route Type: A to B | 0.4 Miles | 0.6km
Highlights: Apple Market | Trafalgar Square | Leicester Square
Notable Figures: Moomins | Charlie Chaplin | Van Gogh | Shakespeare
Vibe: Magical | Theatrical | Performance | Tourist
Would you like to gamify your journey from one destination to another? Well, you're in luck because we can either adapt one of our existing routes or design you a custom route from scratch. Our custom routes can also include additional games for trains, planes and road trips. We have already developed additional routes in, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, and Berlin.
The Docklands - formerly a part of the world's largest port (Port of London). The whole area is rich in shipping, war and business history, hosting London's famous business district Canary Wharf. The Docklands routes provides many daytime activities, contemporary art installations as well as London's O2 arena.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks explore The Docklands past, present and future. Examples include: Six Public Clocks | Come in like a wrecking Buoy | Skip under the replica entrance to the West India Docks
Route Type: Double Loop | 2.9 Miles | 4.6km
Highlights: The O2 | One Canada Square | Museum of London Docklands
Notable Figures: Captain Kidd | Bernard Montgomery | Winston Churchill
Vibe: Historic | Shipping | Business
The East End is host to some of London's most famous events, trivia and culture. It's known for it's heavy bombing raids during the blitz, it's host to Jack the Rippers victim sites and was once heavily associated with gangster and crime -most notably the Cray Twins.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks capture The East Ends rich history and culture. Examples include: Try on a Petticoat at Petticoat Lane Market | Find a self raising market | Become a Jack the Ripper Stripper
Route Type: A to B | 3.6 Miles | 5.8km
Highlights: The Blind Beggar | Whitechapel Gallery | Hackney Picturehouse
Notable Figures: Jack the Ripper | The Krays | Barbara Winsor
Vibe: Cockney | Gangsta | Victorian
Greenwich - The Dawn of Time, home to London's biggest telescope and the birthplace of 3 Tudor monarchs, it really is quite the spectacle. Just far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of London City. Where else can you observe both the London Skyline, Outer Space and 2 time zones at the same time?
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks explore Greenwich's multidimensional space. Examples include: Locate the birthplace of Henry VIII | Stand in both the Eastern & Western Hemispheres | Hold up Nelson's ship in a bottle
Route Type: A to B | 0.9 Miles | 1.4km
Highlights: Cutty Sark | The Queens House | Royal Observatory
Notable Figures: Captain Woodget | Queen Elizabeth I | Christopher Wren
Vibe: Educational | Nautical | Cosmological
Hyde Park is London's most notorious green space, hosting Kensington palace, the Serpentine as well as multiple monuments / fountains. Adjacent to Hyde Park are some of London's most famous buildings such as The Natural History Museum, The Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks orientate around Hyde Parks main features. Examples include: Perform a song in the Bandstand | Ride in a Horse and Carriage | Find a Harrods Green Man
Route Type: Loop | 4.8 Miles | 7.7km
Highlights: Royal Albert Hall | The Serpentine | Harrods | History Museum
Notable Figures: Princess Diana | Prince Albert | Queen Victoria
Vibe: Outdoorsy | Tourist
London Bridge provides a harmonious balance between medieval and modern, with buildings such as The Shard, City Hall and the Towers of London. Its architecture and open spaces are diverse. You can go from standing at the top of London's tallest building to losing yourself in its smallest cul de sac in seconds.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks encapsulate London Bridges hybrid terrain. Examples include: Locate 6 guns pointing at London Gateway service station | Stand under City Halls Spiral | Open a drawbridge
Route Type: Loop | 2.1 Miles | 3.4km
Highlights: Towers of London | Golden Hinde | London Bridge
Notable Figures: Anne Boleyn | William Wallace | Alan Sugar
Vibe: Business | Historical | Royal | Naval
Portobello Market is known for its chic boujee style, famous antique markets, and association with the film 'Notting Hill. With every turn you are inundated with some kind of noticeable references, from the famous 'blue door' to Paddington Bears work place, to Farmer Streets row of colourful houses.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks guide you through Notting Hills infamous landscape. Examples include: Leave a funny note in a book at the Notting Hill Travel Book Shop | Wear a Cravat | Knock on Notting Hills Blue Door
Route Type: A to B | 1.4 Miles | 2.3km
Highlights: Portobello Road | Antiques | Film Locations
Notable Figures: Paddington Bear | Hugh Grant
Regents Park is host to an abundance of attractions, activities and public spaces, including London Zoo, London Central Mosque & The Open Air Theatre. It is also adjacent to Baker Street, the famous home of Sherlock Holmes and is the nearest central space to the infamous Beetles - Abbey Road E.P. - photograph.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks chaperone you through The Regents atypical park. Examples include: Recreate the Friends Tv Show intro scene with a fountain | Saw like a bronze Eagle | Walk across a bridge like Ducklings
Route Type: Loop | 4.0 Miles | 6.4km
Highlights: Open Air Theatre | Primrose Hill | Abbey Road | The Oval
Notable Figures: George IV | The Beatles | Sherlock Holmes
Vibe: Outdoorsy | Regal
Richmond park is entrench in rich history, revolving around Kings, Heritage and Wildlife. The park is host to many renowned sites such as, the Isabella Plantation, the White Lodge Museum and Pen Ponds. It’s also prolific with wildlife, such as birds, fungi and deer.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks immerse you in Richmond Park’s natural terrain. Examples include: Check your balance at the Call out Fenton to a deer | Spy on St Paul's Cathedral | Follow animal tracks
Route Type: Loop | 4.6 Miles | 7.4km
Highlights: Isabella Plantation | The Royal Ballet School | Pen Ponds
Notable Figures: Henry VIII | James Thomson | David Attenbourough
Shoreditch is a trendy, gentrified area, which combines a modern city feel with a creative, free flowing mentality. Brick Lane provides street food, independent retailers, fun activates and street performers & art. Brick Lane is also known for its Bengal style Curry Houses.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks engross you in Shoreditch's distinctive lifestyle. Examples include: Check your balance at the Cockney Cashpoint | Collect an obscure item from Brick Lane Market | Find a Hipster
Route Type: A to B | 0.9 Miles | 1.5km
Highlights: Liverpool Street Station | Brick Lane | Truman Brewery | BoxPark
Notable Figures: Adrian Boswell | Joseph Truman | Christiaan Nagel
Vibe: Hipster | New Age | Gentrification | Bengali
Soho is small region found bang in the middle of central London, so jam packed with diversity that we decided to give it its own route. It’s known for its strong ties with the LGBT community, China Town, proclivity towards adult entertainment, West End shows and 24/7 energy.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks blend into Soho's diverse way of life. Examples include: Jump under the largest Chinese Gate in the U.K. | Sit on a rainbow barrel | Trap your fingers in a Chinese Finger Trap
Route Type: A to B | 0.5 Miles | 0.8km
Highlights: Soho Square | China Town | Carnaby Street
Notable Figures: Karl Marx | John Flaxman | Mozart | Harry Potter
Vibe: Adult | Naughty | Diverse
Stratford was once primarily known for its performing arts; however, in 2012 it played host to London's Olympic Games, bringing with it a profusion of new buildings, structures, art works, hangouts and culture. Stratford is now home to the Arcelormittal Orbit, Olympic Stadium and Victoria Parks Chinese Pagoda.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks tour Straford's history, sites and landmarks. Examples include: Choo a public human train around the Railway Tree | Slide down the Arcelormittal Orbit | Sit like Buddha in a Chinese Pagoda
Route Type: A to B | 2.0 Miles | 3.2km
Highlights: Victoria Park | Olympic Park | Arcelormittal Orbit | Theatre Royal
Notable Figures: Joan Littlewood | Alfred Hitchcock | Thomas J Price
Vibe: Olympian | Theatrical
The Square Mile
The Square Mile's route uncovers some of its intricate history, exploring what was once the Roman capital of Londinium, to the modern economical stronghold it is today. It's full of rich history and iconics structures such as St Pauls Cathedral, The Bank of England, Leadenhall Market and the Barbican Centre.
BucketRace scavenger hunt tasks look into The Square Mile's unique history, customs and traditions. Examples include: Take a perspective photo of the Duke of Wellington with a traffic one on his head | Deposit your teammate at a bank | Locate a Pineapple
Route Type: Loop | 1.4 Miles | 2.3km
Highlights: St Pauls | Bank of England | Barbican | Leadenhall Market
Notable Figures: Duke of Wellington | The Lord Mayor | Arthur Wellesley
Vibe: Traditional | Historical | Business
Waterloo has an assorted mixture of mercantile attractions, hang-outs and different types of entertainment. It's a has a highly commercial, concrete and urban feel, with famous sites such as Shakespeare Globe Theatre, The London Eye, The London Dungeons and the Tate Modern.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks escort you in Waterloo's distinctive urban topography. Examples include: Get pointed at by a birdhouse | Become an art connoisseur with a stranger in the Tate Modern | Uncover the original Globe Theatre
Route Type: A to B | 1.4 Miles | 2.3km
Highlights: Tate Modern | London Eye | London Dungeons | Globe Theatre
Notable Figures: William Shakespeare | Laurence Olivier | Napoleon
Vibe: Tourist | Theatrical | Artistic
Westminster is the governmental hub of London, giving it a major foothold on the world stage with an array of recognisable structures and monuments. This route explores London's political, religious, military and royal yesteryears, covering Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey & The Houses of Parliament.
BucketRace's scavenger hunt tasks unite you with Westminster's regal and pious antiquity. Examples include: Hold up Big Ben | Jeer in the Galleries in the House of Lords | Photobomb a selfie in front of Buckingham Palace
Route Type: A to B | 0.5 Miles | 0.8km
Highlights: Big Ben | Buckingham Palace | Westminster Abbey
Notable Figures: Winston Churchill | Royal Family | Prime Minister
Vibe: Royal | Political | Tourist
So far we have organised and designed Race's in Berlin, Amsterdam, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool. We're able to create and run Race's anywhere in the world, so if there's a location you'd like to explore in a new, creative, fun and memorable way, please contact us with your requiremnts.