GROUP TREASURE HUNT: The Mysteries of Waterloo

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Festival Pier

· London

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Meet at 2pm SHARP at Festival Pier on the Thames in front of the Southbank Centre. Near to postcode SE1 8XZ. I'll be holding a meetup sign. I'm an Indian looking chap with glasses.

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This is a fantastic, fun and challenging group treasure hunt in the streets around Waterloo and the Thames. You'll find clues located among the buildings, parks and side streets and nearby areas. The treasure hunt is aimed at adults but children over 8 will also enjoy it too and can help out.

You need to be a good collaborative team player, sharp, energetic and sociable to enjoy this treasure hunt. I will divide people up in to competitive and non-competitive teams as per your preference - so if you'd like to do the treasure hunt without competing against other teams you can do so.

During recent building work around Waterloo, the builders found an old treasure chest but they were dishonest builders and they stole it. Lord Loo of Water has some clues and would like teams of people to work out where the treasure is so the police can retrieve it. Can you help Lord Loo of Water locate the treasure?

We will meet at 2pm at Festival Pier (which is by the Thames in front of the Southbank Centre). It is near to postcode SE1 8XZ but the postcode doesn't exactly pinpoint festival pier - so come to the Thames to find the pier.

After a debrief, and maybe a couple of tips, you will be split into teams, introduced to each other and then head off as a group with the clues to locate the treasure chest. The treasure hunt is not easy so you will need your thinking caps on and your minds will need to be sharp and focused! You will be searching high and low in and around the nearby streets. If you are really stuck, help is available (as a last resort!).

You will need to solve the clues as a group and hopefully the collective brains of your group will be able to find the location of the stolen treasure. There will be no group leader - you all have to work together as a team.

This is an exciting and fun treasure hunt and you may see parts of central London you didn’t even know existed. It is not soooo hard that you won't be able to do it. If you chip in, think, work as a team, look high and low and use the help and tips provided on the day you'll be able to locate the treasure. But.... can you be the first team to locate it? ;)

Once you have solved all the clues, and have worked out the location, you will need to Text/WhatsApp your answer to Kumar. Then your team will need to get to the pub for the winning team to be announced.

*RISK WARNING* - the roads around central London are very busy so please cross all roads carefully and safely and ensure you cross at the green man where available.

We will meet at 2pm SHARP at Festival Pier (which is by the Thames in front of the Southbank Centre). It is near to postcode SE1 8XZ. I am an Indian-looking man with glasses and will be holing a Meetup sign.

You should end around 4pm at a pub near Waterloo.

At the end of the treasure hunt, you will need to join your group in the pub for the winning team to be announced. You can stay in the pub (optional) for some post-treasure hunt socialising and share the experiences you have had whilst on the treasure hunt. We will be meeting at Bar Topolski,[masked] Concert Hall Approach, SE1 8XU.

The cost of this treasure hunt is £10 per adult (payable in cash on the day at the start of the meetup) to contribute towards the organiser's meetup fees and costs and time in arranging and planning the treasure hunt. For children under 16 the cost is £3 each.

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I look forward to seeing you on this exciting treasure hunt!

Organiser for London Weekend Walks