Historical London: the Gunpowder Plot

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Embark on a city adventure that takes you back to London in 1605, when five men were brewing a plan to stop Catholic suffering in England once and for all. Discover what happened on the fateful night of 5th of November, which is now celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day, by stepping into their shoes. 
Take a walk through an iconic area of London, where you will see sights that have made London renowned, like Trafalgar Square, with your journey culminating near the world-famous Palace of Westminster. 
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  • Please be cautious of traffic
  • Don’t enter the places, not part of the experience
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully

Places you will visit


It will take you

105-135 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Discover two buildings that managed to remain standing after the Great Fire of London destroyed the city in 1666

  • Find out which place was considered a haven for the Roman Catholics of that time

  • Learn about how the Gunpowder plot was discovered and how it ended up failing


The spymaster for King James has sent you to uncover the plot of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators – he fears they are trying to do something dastardly to disrupt the government of England. It's your job to investigate and separate rumour from fact. You are to first meet with an operative who will give you your first lead. 

Game route

Starting point Prince Henry's Room
21 Fleet St, Temple, London EC4Y 1AA, UK
Finish point Jewel Tower
Abingdon St, London SW1P 3JX, UK
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Chaya Mushka Feldman

06 Nov 2022

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03 Sep 2022


28 Aug 2022

Kristeee C

26 Aug 2022
very challenging, and tricky!

Questo Team

Questo team
09 Sep 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you had an unforgettable experience playing our games. Keep exploring! ;)


17 Jul 2022

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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