Real London Adventures: Hidden City Treasure hunts

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Hidden City Treasure hunts text you clues, sending you racing around both well known and well hidden mysteries of London, solving cryptic clues and racing other teams past and present to be the quickest to the final destination.

I have done three of these treasure hunts now, and they are JUST BRILLIANT. From the moment the first clue comes you feel like you’re in a Dan Brown novel, following mysterious clues against the clock!

The Globe and the Bard strike again – fantastic cheap London theatre!

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We went to the Globe! This is one of my very, very favourite things to do in London. You can get tickets to stand in the Yard for just Β£5, which puts you right in the middle of the action. From the enthusiastic staff to the exquisite theatre and watching the sky darken above you as the play unfolds, in all it makes a totally magical experience.

We saw The Merchant of Venice, which I’d never seen live before. It was a fantastic production with great performances and imagination, impressive staging and great moments. This play shows Shakespeare’s incredible ability to combine what is a terribly serious and sad topic – Shylock’s story – with silly and fun love stories, and not really to any story’s detriment.

Crazy live poetry and spoken word at Boxpark Shoreditch – free London

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By complete chance my friend invited me to come to the second anniversary of Boxed In, a monthly live poetry night at Boxpark, the super-cool location made of shipping containers in Shoreditch. The night was hosted in a space between containers on the upper level, with picnic tables, patio heaters and a single microphone.