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Rotherhithe Treasure Hunt
Sat 24 June 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
Take up the timed challenge of unearthing clues of the lost area of maritime Rotherhithe. Rotherhithe and the Surrey Commercial Docks lay at the heart of British commerce, before being redeveloped in the 1970s. Come and explore this vibrant area replete with history on our Treasure Hunt.
Answers to clues will be found on blue plaques, statues, other information plaques and in architectural features.
As well as clues to unravel and riddles to solve they’ll be bonus challenges too - just to keep you on your toes!
Where to Meet
We will be meeting up at 12:45pm, just outside Canada Water Library (in the Square) and will be kicking the whole thing off at 1pm. Canada Water library (Jubilee Line and Overground) is built above Canada Water station.
What kind of clues are there on this Treasure Hunt?
Answers to clues will be found on statues, information plaques and in architectural features. As well as clues to unravel and riddles to solve there will be bonus challenges too - just to keep you on your toes!
Can I come on my own?
Of course! This is a social event so don’t worry about coming on your own, we put people into teams upon arrival and its just a bit of fun.
How many can be in a team?
Up to 4 people in a team.
How long will the treasure hunt take?
The hunt should take you around 2 hours. We will be marking the scores back at the pub where we will announce the winning team and present prizes so it should all be over by 4.30pm. These details will be given to you on the day itself.
What do I need to bring to the treasure hunt?
A pen, smartphone (with battery life) and comfortable clothing
These areas are new to me. Do I need local knowledge?
These treasure hunts are designed for you to learn about the area. No local knowledge is required.
Are children welcome?
Yes absolutely! These treasure hunts are designed for adults, however, are welcome to accompany adults as they are able to and do enjoy being able to contribute to many of the challenges. We try to choose children friendly venues in which to announce the winners at the end. Please see individual treasure hunts for specific details.
Are these treasure hunts accessible for wheelchairs and prams?
We try and make our treasure hunts as accessible as possible including avoiding stairs. You do, however, need to be able to comfortably be out for 2 hours with your team. Please look at each specific treasure hunt's for details.
Do participants follow a set route?
Teams are provided with the same clues but the order in which they choose to do them is completely up to the individual team's chosen strategy.
l've not been to one before what will it be like?
In one word? Fun!