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The Painted City, Bristol

£ 15 per person


  • - City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • - Top-rated pub/cafe/bar recommendations along the way, with discounts
  • - Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • - Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour


A playful experience to discover the secrets of Bristol, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors!

Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required.

With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are two stops on this route;
- Half way; Cosy and candle-lit, 2-storey bar serving artisan beers in 16th-century, half-timbered townhouse. Fantastic cafe option also available
- Finish location; Traditional pub with flock wallpaper, wooden boards and a fire, for cask ales and comfort food.

Throughout the centuries, Bristol has generated a vibrant creative culture drawing in significant names throughout history to leave their mark. From Banksy to Harrington, from John Wood the Elder to Matcham; architects, street artists, sculptors, painters and their patrons alike all get a nod in our self-guided tour around Bristol’s vibrant city centre!

Stroll down modern streets and duck through medieval arches; wind your way through alleys and emerge into flourishing Victorian public gardens. Stumble on multi-storey murals in alleyways, world-famous graffiti tucked behind bridges, royal sculptures in parks, and learn about some of the city’s patrons along the way.

Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website.

Plan your day


Start any time between 9am-9pm (Mon-Sun)

2.5 - 3 hours across 4.5 km / 2.7 miles

Start Location

Broad Street exit of JustPark, Broad Street, Bristol

End Location

The Christmas Steps, Bristol

Communication Methods


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