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Chingford’s heritage

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Sitting on the edge of Epping Forest, on the London/Essex border, is the London suburb of Chingford. It is host to an array of urban and countryside heritage.

Chingford Countryside

 

Originally the whole parish of Chingford lay within the ancient Forest of Essex. The Domesday figures for swine-pastures show that Chingford was well-wooded in the 11th century, although the parish had a considerable amount of arable land, which was increased by subsequent forest clearance. Chingford’s woodland is still similar in size to its area of woodland in the 1640’s.

Epping Forest and Chingford Plain became popular with day-trippers in Victorian times. As London’s largest open space, Epping Forest is a registered charity managed by the City of London.

Spend some time in “The View” learning the story and history of the forest.

Then visit the listed buildings on the edge of Epping Forest, including the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.

At the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, chingford by Juliamaud

Chingford Town

The town of Chingford began as a scattered farming community. Comprising of three forest hamlets, the inhabitants of Chingford had the ancient right to pasture cattle, branded with their mark, a crowned ‘G’, within the forest.

There has been a parish church in Chingford since Norman times. The present Old Church building dates from the late 13th century. However the church building had to be abandoned in the 1840’s as it was in such a bad state of repair. The Reverend Robert Boothby Heathcote decided to build, at his own expense, a new church on Chingford Green. The new Church on the Green, designed by Lewis Vulliamy, was built  in 1844 and established the prominence of the Chingford Green hamlet .

Chingford Green and SS Peter and Paul Church by Juliamaud

During Victorian times nearby Walthamstow and Leyton experienced a surge in urbanisation, but Chingford remained an agricultural parish until the arrival of the Great Eastern Railway.

The Chingford Green conservation area includes a variety of interesting buildings showing Chingford’s development over two hundred years from a small rural community to a suburb of modern London.

The Chingford Treasure Hunt

Discover the history of the “urban” part of Chingford (including the conservation area), starting at Chingford Station. Available as a self-guided hunt on the ClueKeeper platform

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Another Murder Mystery at UCL

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It didn’t seem that long ago that my intrepid team of investigators were dispatched to UCL Museums to solve a fiendish murder mystery. Now our help was needed again.

This time a young curator had disappeared.

Disappeared!

The next few hours were spent combing the UCL museums, searching for clues. The team visited the Grant Museum of Zoology and discovered the suspect Doris Mackinnon. They moved on to the Petrie Museum where Violette LaFleur came under suspicion. On to the UCL Art Museum where Winifred Knights was implicated. Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the final name in the frame, found in the pop-up pathology museum.

This event was more of a treasure hunt than a murder mystery. At each location the team answered clues and found letters that feed into a larger puzzle.

 

 

Yes, my team found the answers to all the clues and the names of all the suspects, as well as the room codes, but we failed to win the final prize.

A fun night out that ended with burgers, wraps and ice creams outside UCL.

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Ho, ho, ho! Time for another festive Treasure Hunt

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Who

Decide who you would like to take on a Christmas adventure.

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What

The 12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt is based on the Christmas carol. You will not have to strain your singing voices, just your “little grey cells” as you work out the answers to the song sheet of clues.

When

Tickets are available for Saturday 26th November 2017 and, especially for groups of 6+, for Friday 1 December 2017 and Thursday 14 December 2017.

 Where

Bring your team to explore the National Portrait Gallery followed by cocktails, prizes and festive treats. 

Why

Get to explore the gallery and discover the treasures the collection holds. The National Portrait Gallery is the oldest portrait gallery in the world, with works spanning over 500 years.

Will you win the top marks and collect the winners prize?

Book your tickets now!

Treasure Hunts in London afterhunt party with Mrs Claus
Treasure Hunts in London after hunt party with Mrs Claus

Halloween Treasure Hunt

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With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time for the annual Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum

Treasure Hunts In London will be running their annual Spooky Halloween Treasure Hunts around the British Museum again this year.

Begin by meeting the Witches and reading the Halloween story. Trickier than it seems as some of the words are missing. Can you fill in the blanks?

Solve the clues and you will discover they all relate to objects that can be found within the British Museum.  

Now it’s time to set off exploring. Will you be able to find the objects? They can all be discovered within the collections treasures.

Think you’ve found the right cauldron? You’ll have to unravel the crypt-ic clues and answer the question about it to check. Tricky? A little, but all the solutions can be found by searching the cabinets and reading the descriptions.

The British museum is vast, but the witches will give you a list of rooms to search so you can find your way around. And if you need a little more help, they will be there to assist you, offering hints and advice.

After you’ve finished exploring the museum and solving the tricks, it’s time for the treats. Head to an elegant nearby venue for a delicious cream tea treat and prize giving.

Book your tickets for this years adventure from www.scavengerhunts.london


We found the Mummies!

Join the Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum with Treasure Hunts In London.

The adventure runs from 28th to 31st October 2017

Buy your tickets at www.scavengerhunts.london

Witchy goings on at the British Museum

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Witchy goings on with Treasure Hunts in London at the British Museum

Join this years adventure from 28th to 31st October 2017

Buy your tickets at www.scavengerhunts.london

The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt and Drinks Reception

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Artists and Artisans Treasure Hunt

Spend the afternoon exploring Trafalgar Square

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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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!