• Duration: 1,5 hour
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Follow clues and solve puzzles to uncover the founding stories that created a revolutionary new way of living and working, along with an unsolved mystery that still confounds the city. 

On a train route halfway between London and Cambridge, this beautiful city holds a fascinating quest that will open your eyes to a different piece of UK history. Are you up for an adventure?

❏ Find out the fascinating founding stories of the world’s first Garden City and discover the story of the UK’s most unusual pub.

❏ Enjoy a tree-lined city walk, where black squirrels may join you en route.

❏ Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Itinerary

Stop at: Letchworth Garden City

The first station known as Letchworth Garden City was opened in 1903, with a restricted service; it gained a full passenger service on 15 April 1905. On 18 May 1913, this station was replaced by a new station on a different site. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Broadway Gardens

Broadway Gardens and Walk was developed following receipt of a £1 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The layout and design of the gardens reflects the initial aspirations of Ebenezer Howard who was responsible for principals and designs of the world's first Garden City. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: St Francis' College

History of the College The order was founded in 1803 in Belgium by Canon Triest and developed international outposts through its missions. In the UK the Sisters were already running schools in Devon and Lancashire when the availability of a site in Letchworth Garden City came to their attention. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Broadway Cinema

The cinema dates back to 1936, after the neighbouring Palace Cinema (built in 1909 - one of the first purpose-built venues in the country) struggled to accommodate the local crowds. It originally opened with a black-tie gala screening of Follow the Fleet, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: St Mary The Virgin Church

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the former Church of England parish church for Old Letchworth in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire. The current church was built in the late 12th century and is Grade II listed. It comes under the Diocese of St Albans. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: The International Garden Cities Exhibition

Located on the leafy street of Norton Way South, the International Garden Cities Institute is the perfect place to begin your education of the Garden City story. Formerly the offices of Letchworth’s town-planners and architects, Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker, you can trace the origins of Letchworth’s formation, see where Letchworth’s streets and open-spaces were designed. 

You can also explore the influence of Letchworth on other Garden City developments across the world. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Letchworth Parish Church - St. Michael's

St. Michaels Church was dedicated on 22 February 1908 and designed by Courtenay Crickmer, it was a mission church to St Mary's Letchworth. The church developed its permanent site on Town Square between 1966-68. This page was added on 18/06/2010.

What's included

  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later
  • This tour is always available to book. We are open 24/7, every day of the week.
  • This is the safest tour you can book: private, no human contact, you will avoid crowds.
  • Play offline: you don't need an internet connection to play this city game

What's excluded

  • A physical tour guide

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • IMPORTANT! To start the game, please contact us here: https://www.tidio.com/talk/questo, and give us your email address in order to unlock the activity for you.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

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