Stunning St James's ParkHunt London: The Elusive Crossing

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Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of picturesque Royal St James's Park in a royalty & nature-themed quest to find The Elusive Crossing.

It's all about exercise and a beautiful walk as you solve simple clues & hear fun facts about local inhabitants, past and present whilst also taking in Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace!

An exciting couples, family, wheelchair & buggy-friendly journey to discover a rich cornucopia of plants & animals steeped in history.

Take water & snacks, or even a picnic, to enjoy whilst relaxing by the tranquil lake.

The route starts on the NORTH exit of St James's Park underground station, by the mini-roundabout linking roads named Broadway, Petty France and Queen Anne's Gate.

Are you ready for a stroll with a difference?

"Great walk, loved the big reveal at the end!" - Emma

"A smart and imaginative quest where you're the central character. Come with an open mind, good walking shoes and bright eyes. You're in for a real treat!" - Rosy

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Approximately 1¾ Hours
Accessibility: Wheelchair & Buggy-Friendly


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

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Visit St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and more!

  • Immerse yourself in tranquil nature and leave the outside world behind

  • Find out why there isn’t a 7-storey Chinese pagoda in the park anymore

  • See squirrels, swans, parakeets, ducks, geese and another exotic bird that you won’t expect!

  • Discover it all at Royal St James’s Park, a gem in central London


You’re getting hungry! It’s not far off mealtime, but it’s also such a beautiful day in stunning St James’s Park.

You decide to go for a walk to build up an appetite. Besides, you can’t see The Elusive Crossing anywhere, so you won’t be able to eat yet anyway!

Follow the directions, solve the clues and hopefully you’ll arrive just in time.

For every stage, there are step-by-step picture directions to swipe through at the top of the screen, with arrows showing exactly where to go. For those that prefer text, you can also read the instructions, or even use the mapping function.

Except for a couple, most of the clues are fairly simple, but the answers are all visible from the points where you'll be standing at each stage.

There's also a hint available for each puzzle (light-bulb icon in the bottom-left of the screen) which will point you in the right direction and provide a handy image.

Remember though, the journey IS the destination! So take time to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds in this lovely part of London.

One last thing before I send you on your way: from time to time, parts of the route are temporarily changed/closed for major events, or improvement works to benefit all visitors. If this happens, please try not to let it frustrate you too much, just use the map function to find an alternative route or enjoy the tranquillity in whatever part of the park you can access. You can still continue the story on the phone using the hints but please let us know what happened using 'Report a problem' via the Cog Icon at the top-left (so we can fix it or alert others). In return, we'll apologise and compensate you with one of our other excellent quests for free.

Now, touch Continue if you're up for hunting out that food!

Experience's route

Starting point St James's Park Station
Westminster, London SW1H 0BB, UK
Finish point Duck Island Cottage
69 Horse Guards Rd, London SW1A 2BJ, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

75-105 mins

You will walk

3290 steps

Total distance

2.5 km

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01 Jun 2024


01 Oct 2023
It was very fun and a happy activity to get us out of the house!!! 😆


23 Sep 2023


11 Aug 2023
Great walk, wonderful views and interesting/informative journey. Highly recommend


08 Jun 2023
Great walk, loved the big reveal at the end!

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