Historic London: Spitalfields and Brick Lane from Weavers to Wine Bars

4.58 (12 ratings)
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This is a creative trail by an imagined textile designer that follows some of the rich history of Spitalfields and Brick Lane. 

Be guided through the fascinating legacy that has been left by the different communities who have made this exciting area their home and enjoy a taste of the huge amount that's on offer for present day visitors in terms of great food, fashion, art and culture.
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Places you will visit


It will take you

109-139 mins

You will walk

4070 steps

Total distance

3.1 km


  • Explore Brick Lane packed with great food and fashion* Visit a stunning Hawksmoor Church* Browse the stalls of Spitalfields Market* Admire the grand houses of the Huguenot silk weavers *Learn the tragic tale of Dirty Dicks!*Experience London's liveliest Street Art scene*Finish at a British pub that was once at the heart of the Britart scene


In this quest you are a textile designer struggling to find some good ideas for a brand new collection. 

Where better to hunt for inspiration than in a part of London with a rich history of change and creativity. This fascinating area being heavily influenced by all the different communities that have made their home here. 

Explore the varied streets of Spitalfields, from silk weavers' houses to street art, solve the challenges and discover if this heady mix of old and new can help to inspire you!

Game route

Starting point Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PT, UK
Finish point The Golden Heart
110 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ, UK
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Jessica-Ann Jenner

02 Oct 2023
Clear instructions, a quirky route through some interesting spots.


06 Aug 2023


09 Jun 2023

Cornel Dumitrescu

13 Apr 2023

Kirstie S

07 Mar 2023

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.


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