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London’s Barbican: architecture & life

created by Kristina & Wendy
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Play anytime within the next 6 months.

Explore the Barbican and unlock its most curious stories, history and architectural insights. While solving 11 riddles, find out that there’s more to this part of the city than robust buildings. Of course, in true Secret City Trails style, you’ll end this adventure with recommendations for food and drinks!
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11 riddles.
45 mins – 1,5 hours.

Start on the Lakeside Terrace (easily accessed coming through the Barbican Arts Centre from Silk Street).
End nearby the Lakeside Terrace.

Highlights: Historic facts. Architectural insights and stories – many of them! Hidden views and lesser-known corners of the Barbican. 

Play 7 days a week during daylight hours.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.


We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.


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1. Choose your game

All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 6 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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