The royal wedding ring has gone missing while Prince Harry was away and it’s up to you to find it before anyone discovers it’s missing!
So begins the Royal Wedding Treasure Hunt Trail, a 2.5 mile self-guided walk through central London. Armed with a set of directions and a treasure map, you will have to solve 21 clues before you discover the real location of the missing wedding ring.
The walk is an innovative way for London visitors to explore some of the places associated with the Royal Wedding. Even for those who know the city well it is a good chance to observe with keen eyes those places that they would normally pass by without a second glance. Some clues are very straightforward and require little more than following the easy directions in the booklet. Others are a little more cryptic and may require you to think beyond the obvious.
The walk starts at St James’s Park tube station and ends at the gates of Buckingham Palace. The whole trail should take around 2.5 hours, but will depend on how quickly you can solve the clues.
‘A Royal Wedding’ is the latest in a list of treasure hunt trails that Treasure Trails have devised. We took a similar walk around Highgate and Hampstead, solving clues as we explored the well-to-do villages around the edges of the Heath. It’s probably aimed at teenage children with their parents, but for us two grown-ups it was still a lot of fun. Perhaps we just cursed a little harder when we got stumped by a difficult clue!
Speaking of which, there is a helpline where you can text the clue number if you get stuck and you receive a message back with the answer you’ve been trying so hard to find. But speaking from first hand experience, perseverance is the key to getting the answer to some of the clues!
This post is written by Andy Jarosz who owns the 501 Places travel blog. Andy completed the Royal Wedding Trail free of charge as a route tester on behalf of Treasure Trails prior to its publication.