Lost Victorian City: a London disappeared – Exhibition

The City Adventurers visited the latest exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives. Using their collections they had produced “Lost Victorian City: a London disappeared”. This exhibition featured photographs and records of buildings that have long since disappeared. It showed a way of life that has drastically changed. The nineteenth century saw a huge increase in… More Lost Victorian City: a London disappeared – Exhibition

Spirited Away (Review)

The European premiere of Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film Spirited Away, now re-imagined for the stage, is being performed at the London Coliseum this summer. It is performed in Japanese with an English translation visible from all seats. Spirited Away review Some of the City Adventurers saw Spirited Away years ago as a film and loved… More Spirited Away (Review)

Marble Hill House

Marble Hill House is one of the finest surviving examples of early 18th century architecture and landscaping in England. It was owned by Henrietta Howard, an influential figure in early Georgian London. Henrietta was born into the Hobart family of Norfolk. Orphaned at a young age (12), she married the dissolute Charles Howard, the youngest son… More Marble Hill House

Phantom Peak – Festival of Innovation (Review)

The frost of Wintermas had melted away as the City Adventurers headed to Phantom Peak to see the towns celebrations for their first Festival of Innovation. We had heard our adventure would be part treasure hunt, part immersive theatre, part escape room. What happens in Phantom Peak? This was our first time in Phantom Peak… More Phantom Peak – Festival of Innovation (Review)

How innovative experiences are changing visitor expectations

A recent article in Experience UK noted there has been a rise in demand for unique and novel attractions. This shift coincides with a decline in attendance at traditional cultural attractions. The article suggested guests now expect more from venues, including more immersive experiences. It went on to say this demand for experiences was “partly fueled by competitive… More How innovative experiences are changing visitor expectations

The Divine Mrs S

The City Adventurers headed to Hampstead Theatre for another World Premiere. This time we were seeing April De Angelis’ backstage comedy “The Divine Mrs S”. The play tells the story of Mrs Sarah Siddons and the origins of celebrity culture in the 18th-century. About The Divine Mrs S Drury Lane, 1800. Mrs Sarah Siddons, universally… More The Divine Mrs S

World Book Night

As part of World Book Night, The City Adventurers took part in a book reading event that was organised by the local library service. We were not told in advance what book had been chosen, so turned up not knowing what to expect. in our case, the book chosen was Those People Next Door by… More World Book Night

Logical Mystery? Not for this City Adventurer

You have probably noticed Murdle, a kind of murder-mystery logic puzzle. What started as a daily online mystery game has become a worldwide puzzle phenomenon. It has lead to its creator, G T Karber, producing a bestselling book series. In fact, at the time of writing, there are four Murdle books available. All are available from… More Logical Mystery? Not for this City Adventurer