The Princess and the Publican: Richmond-upon-Thames

4.82 (17 ratings)
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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.

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  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages


  • Explore Richmond-upon-Thames's historic cobbled streets and lanes

  • Learn about the town's rich Royal history and walk through the old Richmond Palace.

  • Visit locations from the Ted Lasso TV show

  • Enjoy 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. 

Experience's route

Starting point Richmond Theatre
1 Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ, UK
Finish point Richmond Hill viewing point
Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

52-82 mins

You will walk

3420 steps

Total distance

2.6 km

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02 Jun 2024

Amee Tsai

28 Jan 2024

Wollock Games

08 Jan 2024


16 Dec 2023
absolutely incredible learned so much about Richmond I never knew


16 Dec 2023
Absolutely incredible!!!!!!!! An amazing walk and I learnt things that I never knew about Richmond.

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