London's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure – Mystery Guides
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London's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure

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Day 1

12pm

Start your Mystery Guides adventure

Your mystery begins…The Lamb & Flag

A bare-knuckle boxing pub in the heart of Covent Garden (please be aware the pub opens at 12pm).

 

Clues 1 - 11: How did Seven Dials get its name?

In the first half of your adventure, you'll discover Neal's Yard, Drury Lane and Covent Garden. 

The monument, Seven Dials, was designed to show the whole of London revolving around a point (just like the Sun and Earth). If you stand at the base of the monument and count, you'd more than likely see six dials, BUT, the decorative pillar in the centre stands as a working sundial (making it the seventh dial!).

 

Take a Break!

Uncover the famed hiding location of WW2 French leader, Charles De Gaulle who used the French House as his secret hideout! The pub has also served many writers, artists and poets during its time. Who will you find sat at the bar?

 

Clues 12-16: Where Ziggy Met Jude

In the second part of your adventure, you'll discover Soho Square and Trident Studios - where many iconic songs of the 20th ceentury were recorded, including Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie and the Beatles classic Hey Jude. 

 

4pm (approx.)

Finish your adventure

Your mystery ends…Soho

Grab a bite to eat at the final location or explore one of Soho's many upmarket restaurants. 

Colourful shops in Neal

Stay the Night

If, like me, you enjoy a luxurious meal, pull up a chair in the iconic Ivy surrounded by London's theatrical past. When the day is done, rest your head in the Henrietta Hotel (formed from two Victorian townhouses) and try some of their glitzy ‘West End’ cocktails!

 

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Day 2

Who invented comic books?

Indulge in your artistic side with a visit to the Cartoon Museum, where you can try your hand at illustration and art (check workshop times for details!). Many historians believe that the first comic book was produced by Rudolphe Topffer in 1837! 

 

Travel the World…

Take a worldwide journey as you sip delectable cocktails at Mr Foggs, a collection of Victorian-themed bars sweeping across London. Based on eccentric explorer Phileas Fogg, each bar presents you with a different adventure, take a seat in his Gin Parlour or discover the Secret Society of Exploration (all within Covent Garden!).