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Fancy yourself as a bit of Sherlock Holmes? Text Quest organises marvellous missions for you to complete outdoors in London — perfect for the warmer months. From hunting down (fictional) bank robbers to discovering the secrets of the city's bridges, there are quests to suit all sorts of curious minds. Select the one that speaks to you, wait for the clues to be delivered straight to your phone, then follow them around the capital.
These epic scavenger hunts can be undertaken alone or as part of a team — and should prove great fun in the summer. If you've got kids to keep entertained, we heartily recommend the Kensington Kicks quest. This straightforward challenge is easy enough that younger ones can get involved and takes you through one of the most picturesque parts of the capital, including Kensington Gardens.
On the other end of the spectrum, there's the fiendishly difficult Piccadilly Puzzler. This challenge is comprised of 20 cryptic clues designed to test your perspicacity as you sleuth your way through central London.
If those don't tickle your fancy, how about a quest for history buffs which sends you around the City on a journey into London's past. Text Quest also offers missions elsewhere in the south of England. Click here to see if your town or city is covered.
Whichever mission you opt for, Text Quest offers an exhilarating way to stay active, practice teamwork, and unlock London's secrets. Comprised of 20-29 clues, each quest lasts for approximately two hours (though there are one or two that should be completed before sundown).
Think your puzzle-solving skills are up to the challenge? Choose your mission.
Text Quest costs £16-£20 per challenge and takes place at various locations in central London.