Awaiting exam results can be stressful

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August can be stressful as you await your exam results

  • Did you do enough revision?
  • How lenient will they be with the marking?
  • Did you read the question correctly or skim it and make some stupid mistake?

Maybe you should have just stolen the exam paper!

Well, no, in real life you shouldn’t. But for an escape room adventure that’s just what we were asked to do.

An Eccentric Professor’s Final Exams

On a trip to Madrid we tried out the escape room “Exit Madrid”. Luckily the game was available in English as well as Spanish.

We played The Lab, a medium to high level game that was created in 2010. Our mission was to steal an exam paper from our lecturers office because we’d been partying rather than revising. Would we find the paper and discover what´s on Prof. Calm´s next exam?

As with other escape rooms, this one starts by locking you in a room, where you can only escape if you complete the mission. We were given 66 minutes to complete it and were warned that 45% of the teams don’t succeed in escaping the room at EXIT Game Madrid. 

Result!

Pleased to say that, with a few hints from the Games Master, we completed the mission with nearly 3 minutes to spare.

Escaping from Exit-Games-Madrid
Escaping from Exit-Games-Madrid

The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt and Drinks Reception

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Artists and Artisans Treasure Hunt

Spend the afternoon exploring Trafalgar Square on Saturday 12 Aug 2017

Your adventure begins near the Sainsbury Wing entrance of the National Gallery.

Come and collect your explorer packs before setting off to discover heritage around the Trafalgar Square area.

Venture along streets and down alleyways, discovering interesting items as you hunt down answers to clues.

Explore gardens on your quest to solve puzzles and challenges.

When you have completed your mission, the fun continues with the after hunt party. Share your stories with other hunters over a drink while the scores are calculated and prizes awarded.

Will your team have scored enough to claim the winning prize?

 

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Delivering the unexpected

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The Postal Museum opens on 28 July 2017

‘British postal services helped to shape the modern world. The Postal Museum works to connect people through this human story of communication, industry and innovation by making it accessible to all.’

The Postal Museum’s Collections Development Policy

The collection spans five centuries of history, revealling Britain’s remarkable social and communications history.

Exhibits include stamps, letters, greetings cards, postcards and even song sheets. There is a collection of post boxes and operational equipment. Tools such as handstamps, sorting machinery and furniture are on display, as are horse-drawn or motorised vehicles and train carriages.

MailRail

A network of automated trains stretched from Paddington to Whitechapel and kept the capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years. While millions of items of mail were delivered every day deep beneath the streets of London, Postal workers were forbidden from travelling on the train.

But now you can experience the ride.

The subterranean rail ride – MailRail – is due to open to the public on 4th September. It is currently available for private group events. Ride through the hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore the galleries packed with objects, stories and interactive displays.

 

MailRail by Juliamaud
MailRail by Juliamaud

 

The Invitation To Events team, including an ex-Post Office Engineer, were privileged to get a trip on the train ahead of its opening to the public.

visiting mailrail with Squaremeal
Invitation To Events visiting Mailrail with Squaremeal

The Invitation To Events team plan on another trip to see the museum, so if you’d like to join them sign up for our Newsletter and you’ll be kept informed of this and other exciting visits and events. Click here to join the club http://eepurl.com/cA8aRj

Treasure Hunt app offers adventures around London and Cardiff

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Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Discovering history in London and Cardiff just got even more exciting thanks to these fun treasure hunts you can play on your phone. Challenge your powers of observation as you explore London streets and parks or experience the National Museum in Cardiff.

Receive clues and hints directly to your phone or tablet. Follow the trail and learn interesting facts with each correct answer. The hunts are available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via the ClueKeeper app.

The hunts take around two hours and can be used as a walking tour of each location. There are currently five Treasure Hunts in London self guided hunts to choose from:-

Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Explore Green Spaces with a new self guided treasure hunt

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Discover parks and gardens in Vauxhall

Take your friends and family on a treasure hunt exploring some of the parks and gardens in the Vauxhall area of London.

pumping iron in a vauxhall park - www.scavengerhunts.london
Pumping iron in a vauxhall park – www.scavengerhunts.london

Explore from Kennington to Waterloo using the latest Treasure Hunts in London heritage  adventure.

You will visit eight parks and gardens, three of which have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. As well as large parks, you will discover small areas that are an oasis within a dense urban setting. Along the way discover some of the history of the area.

 

www.scavengerhunts.london - treasure found in kennington flower garden
www.scavengerhunts.london – treasure found in kennington flower garden

Available on ClueKeeper

  • The app gives you the clues and lets you submit answers directly on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Currently available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

 

Demented dolls and a scheming ventriloquist dummy….. 

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One of our friends invited us to take part in Handmade Mysteries latest escape room.

We were told to meet at The Depot and await instructions. At the appointed moment, Wynne, our wooden, toy soldier guide arrived to take us to Poppa Plock’s wonky workshop.

First impressions on entering the toy factory was that it was very creepy.  Twisted toys and demented dolls littered the room and there was a freaky ventriloquist dummy giving instructions.

Our team were under pressure in a race against the clock to complete Plock’s finest creation.

Did we succeed in building “Roy”? Did we discover why the toy maker mysteriously disappeared? Did we share some bizarre moments? (Those who have played the game know what I’m talking about!)

Well, I’m pleased to say we completed the build within time. However, the photographic evidence suggested we may have overrun slightly.

Clever and Wise Team Photo
Clever and Wise Team Photo

 

 

Searching for something to do for Father’s Day?

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Are you looking for something different to do with your family around Father’s Day?

Would you like to take Dad, and the rest of the crew, around London, but not sure where to go?

Want to help Dad release his inner Indiana Jones into the bargain?

Treasure Hunts In London have got you covered with a treasure hunt exploring Piccadilly !

Take Dad on a Treasure Hunts In London adventure

The Father’s Day Treasure Hunt

The Father’s Day Treasure Hunt takes place on Sunday 18th June 2017.

This is a full afternoon of entertainment, exploring the area around Piccadilly.

By taking part in this intriguing quest, you and your guests will discover commemorations to people who were nice and to some that were a little bit naughty. Search to find answers to the clues and take part in challenges and photo assignments. Try your best to win points as prizes are awarded to the winners and there are chances for bonus prizes along the way.

After the hunt, enjoy a drinks reception in a Listed building.

With three hours of fun what are you waiting for?

Book your tickets today!