The Princess and the Publican: Richmond-upon-Thames

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Richmond-upon-Thames Historic Town & Riverside is a mesmerizing outdoor escape game that transports players back to the year 1755, in the shoes of John Lewis, a local publican in the midst of a monumental quest. 

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Richmond-upon-Thames, famous for its idyllic riversides, Richmond Hill landscapes, and the enchanting Richmond Park, participants are taken on an historical adventure. In a time when access to the natural beauty of Richmond Park is a privilege not granted to the common folk, players champion Lewis’s valiant effort to reclaim this cherished access. 

Throughout the game, players navigate historic paths, solve engaging puzzles, and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of tales that have shaped this extraordinary town and its iconic landscapes, making for an unforgettable journey through history and natural beauty.
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.

Places you will visit


It will take you

64-94 mins

You will walk

3420 steps

Total distance

2.6 km


  • Explore Richmond-upon-Thames's historic cobbled streets and lanesLearn about the town's rich Royal history and walk through the old Richmond Palace.Visit locations from the Ted Lasso TV showEnjoy a beautiful walk along the Richmond Riverside and finish overlooking the best view in London.


Richmond-upon-Thames has a rich history and is famous for beautiful walks and idyllic landscapes, including the enchanting riverside, the breathtaking views from Richmond Hill and the natural beauty of Richmond Park. 

Today we take access to the Park for granted but that was not always the case. 

In this game, you are John Lewis, local publican, and the year is 1755. Richmond Park has closed its gates to commoners. You will lead Lewis's quest to regain access to the Park. 

Game route

Starting point Richmond Theatre
1 Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ, UK
Finish point Richmond Hill viewing point
Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10, UK
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ratings and Reviews


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30 Oct 2023


22 Oct 2023
Loved the story, I did not think it was true Can't wait for the next one!!

Emily Mazzanti

22 Oct 2023
amazing! I never knew some of the things in the did you know. can’t wait for a seccond one!!!!!

Alice Coleridge

22 Oct 2023
loved all the history. seen bits of Richmond I didn’t know existed. excellent!

Mike Jefferies

22 Oct 2023
we know the area well but thanks for taking us on unknown paths. the first church clue upside down and telephone box we used the hints as couldn't work it out...

What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • 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.


Emily Mazzanti
3310 XP
3306 XP
Alice Coleridge
3217 XP