Piccadilly

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!

Exploring Piccadilly

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Starting at the Royal Academy, our latest hunt involved exploring Piccadilly.

Teams were formed in the Annenberg Courtyard overlooked by a statue of Joshua Reynolds. He was one of the Royal Academy’s founders and was their first president, holding the position from 1768 until his death in 1792.

Known for his portraits, some of Reynold’s subjects were women whose behaviour could be considered a little Naughty.  Women, such as his close friend Kitty Fisher, who was a high-class prostitute. Although it was rumoured she was his mistress this was never proved.

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Reynolds with nice decoration!

Which leads us into the subject of the treasure hunt….

Naughty Or Nice

Piccadilly contains a lot of famous and infamous history and this treasure hunt enables you to discover some naughty as well as nice heritage.

After hunt reception

Instead of our usual after hunt cream tea, this time we had a Prosecco reception at the Jewel Bar just off Piccadilly Circus.

This is a grade II listed building built in 1909. It is of historic interest as it is an early 20th century commercial building combining the designs of two notable architects – Edward Keynes Purchase and Reginald Blomfield.

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Blomfield, who designed the ground floor façade was the chief architect employed to remodel John  Nash’s Regent Street designs during the 1910s and 20s.

 

Want to book your own adventure? Contact Treasure Hunts In London

Naughty or Nice

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Back in the 15th century, Anthony Cotton gave most of his land to the King for a Royal Park, but retained a parcel of land that would become known as Piccadilly. The name comes from the word piccadill, which was a wide, decorated collar invented by Robert Baker who built a large house in the area.

An afternoon of adventure around Piccadilly.

On 18th June Treasure Hunts in London ran The Naughty or Nice Treasure Hunt, which explores Piccadilly, followed by a Naughty but Nice Cream tea at the Royal Academy.

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Keepers House

 

Nestled in the corner of the RA’s Annenberg Courtyard is the Keeper’s House. It was created over 140 years ago as the grace and favour residence for the Academy’s Keeper. Award winning architects Long & Kentish have restored the Keeper’s House retaining many details from vaults to old ceiling beams and hearths originating from the 1660s.

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Holly’s winning team