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Letchworth Garden City: Historical City Exploration Game

1. Letchworth Garden City: Historical City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Letchworth Garden City's center while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the world's first Garden City. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of how the city pioneered a revolutionary new way of living and working, along with an unsolved mystery that still bemuses locals today. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Pinner: Elton John Bus Tour

2. Pinner: Elton John Bus Tour

Take a two-hour Elton John bus tour in his hometown of Pinner. Join a small group as you see places where important milestones in his life took place. Find out more about the artist, like where his first paid gig took place. Start at the church where Elton’s parents Sheila and Stanley Dwight were married. Explore the area around Pinner High Street to find out more about Elton’s early life, and his relationship with his parents and grandparents. Hear about Elton’s innate ability to play the piano and how his love for rock and roll developed. Pass by old hangouts and see some of the locations where he made his first performances. Snap a photo by the plaque that commemorates his first paid gig. Drive by the Watford Football Club grounds where Elton had one of the greatest days of his life. Listen to trivia and anecdotes about Elton, and hear some of his best-loved songs that were written in Pinner.

From London: Battle of Hastings Tour

3. From London: Battle of Hastings Tour

After leaving your hotel in London, join this leisurely tour through the beautiful countryside of Sussex, and visit one of the most famous battlefields in history. Learn about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons as you pass through the green landscapes. First, visit the small seaside village of Pevensey. It was here that King Harold's army was stationed for months in 1066 before heading hundreds of miles north to take on an invading Viking army. Following this, head to the famous town of Hastings and see the old ruins of Hastings Castle. Often mistaken as the location of the 1066 battle, it was the small village of Battle where the battle actually took place. Here, visit the ruins of Battle Abbey and visit the battlefield where the English and French armies fought each other. Stop at the place where King Harold died, fighting until the very end of this day-long bitter battle. Then, return to London.

The Roman City of St. Albans: Full-Day Tour from London

4. The Roman City of St. Albans: Full-Day Tour from London

Start the day at your hotel in London or at a convenient meeting point, and enjoy a scenic ride out of the city and through the beautiful English countryside. Once in St. Albans, embark on your guided tour through the city, visiting its ancient Roman ruins left over from the old city walls, and walk up the city's hill to the magnificent St. Albans Abbey, the ancient cathedral of the city and resting place of an early Christian martyr. Stop along the way for some refreshments, and reward yourself with a beer at one of the England's oldest pubs. Before heading back to London, pay a visit the bustling English market of St. Albans, and visit the ancient church said to be the final resting place of Sir Francis Bacon.


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