Think you know your area? City Hunt is a mass-participation treasure hunt that submerges you in culture, history and heritage.

Discover your surroundings with a fun hunt. Play City Hunt in teams or on your own. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you're new to an area or you're an old local, you're bound to discover some fantastic hidden places and quirky stories. In each hunt there are between 20 and 30 clues to solve.  Your score will be calculated by taking the average of your speed and your correct answers - so race and get as many as you can, or go slowly and solve more. 

City Hunt is produced by Ugly Duck. We use enterprise and the arts to find new uses for empty and underused spaces. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our work and about City Hunt.

City Hunt was originally created as part of Southwark Council's Blackfriars Stories programme, celebrating life along the Blackfriars Mile. Now City Hunt is growing. We're developing more hunts in more areas, so watch out for a City Hunt near you.

Pick a hunt to get started:

Elephant and Castle

Permanent Project

Blackfriars

Permanent project

Game Rules

  1. Log in.
  2. Tap a marker on the Google Map to reveal the clue.
  3. Go to the location and solve the clue. You'll need to have a good look around. The answers will be hidden in text, information boards, plaques, shop signs, dates above doors etc. 
  4. Select your answer from the multiple choice options.
  5. You’ll be shown your score, and you’ll also be given some interesting information about the clue.
  6. Go back to the map to chose the next clue to answer.
  7. You can check your score at any time by clicking MY PROGRESS.
  8. When you’ve solved all the clues, or you want to finish the game, click FINISH. Don’t forget to share the game on social media!

Elephant and Castle

Permanent Project

Discover the secret history of Elephant and Castle

You can also play City Hunt with an illustrated map. Click here to download a map that you can print at home.


Join the hunt in Elephant and Castle

Blackfriars

Permanent project

Explore the streets around Blackfriars Road with City Hunt Blackfriars. Click here to download a map to print at home.

Join the hunt in Blackfriars
City Hunt is produced by Ugly Duck