Start Locations

Start Locations

1. Check Your Start Location

Select the location of your adventure to confirm your start location.

Bath

Your adventure begins outside Plant.Eat.Licious, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR. The cafe is situated beneath Chapel Arts.

  • Arriving by car:  Some nearby car parks are Avon Street, Southgate Shopping Centre, Manvers Street and Charlotte Street - all are within a 10-minute walk. Traffic in Bath can be heavy so please allow time for this on your journey.
  • Arriving by train: The start location is a 5-minute walk from Bath Spa station.
Brighton

Start location: Your adventure begins outside Presuming Ed, 114-115 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JG

  • Arriving by car: there are several car parks within a 15 minute walk from the start location.
  • Arriving by train: the start location is around a 10 minute walk from the station.
Cambridge

Start location: Your adventure begins outside Waterstones, 22 Sidney Street, Cambridge CB2 3HG

  • Arriving by car: the closest car park is The Grand Arcade, although on busy days this is often full early on. Queen Anne Terrace car park is a 15- 20 minute walk away. Car parking is expensive in Cambridge. There are several park and ride schemes.
  • Arriving by train: the start location is around a 25 minute walk from the station.
London

Start location

Your adventure begins outside Draughts, Arch 16 Leake St, London SE1 7NN

If you are entering your hunt code and struggling with a network connection, head to the start location and use Draughts free Wi-Fi.

Arriving by train or tube: the start location is a 6-7 minute walk from Waterloo mainline and tube station.

Oxford

Start location: Your adventure begins outside 71 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BA.

  • Arriving by car: there are several car parks around a 10 minute walk from the start location.
  • Arriving by train: the start location is around a 20 minute walk from the station.
Stratford Upon Avon

Start location: your adventure begins at the entrance to Stratford-upon-Avon train station - CV37 6PL.

There is parking available at the station at around £3.50 for the day. Very cheap for Stratford!

York

Start location

Your adventure begins outside FortyFive Vinyl Café, 29 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JH.

Arriving by car: the nearest car parks are the NCP in Tanner Row or the Train Station car park. Parking in York is expensive and in busy periods traffic can be heavy. There are park and ride facilities available.

Arriving by train: the start location is a 10 minute walk York train station.

Playing the game

All team members can follow clues, read hints etc, but only the team leader can start clues and enter solutions. All team members phones should sync automatically throughout the game, however due to patchy signal in York, there may be certain areas when phones do not sync automatically. To re-sync phones, the team leader should tap the menu icon and then “Sync now”. Other team members should then do the same. this should be done in an area with a network signal.

If the team leader's phone battery is running low, they should transfer the team leader role to another team member’s phone. Tap the menu icon, then “Release team leader role”. The team member taking this role on, should tap the menu icon on their phone and then “Claim team leader role”. If the team leader’s phone dies before the role is transferred, please contact us.

2. Further Support With Start Locations

Use the drop-down list of questions below if you need further support.

 

3. Next Step

Now that you have the app downloaded and you know your start location, click below to access the Player Manual.

What if we are running late?

Please let us know if you are running late as we may need to adjust the start time of your game, as we have slots dedicated to teams throughout the day.

Will there be anyone to meet us at the start of our game?

Our games are self-guided. There will be interactions with people on your mission, but we will not meet you at the start of your game.

 

The only exception to this will be hosted games for larger events.

Start your game - enter the start code

At the start location you will be prompted to enter a start code. Follow the in-game instructions which will tell you what the start code is and where to enter it.

 

Note, the start code won't work until you are positioned at the start location.

Playing in Bath, Brighton, Oxford or York

In these cities it is essential that you use the same phone that you entered the game code into. If this is not possible, please contact us.

If you have any issues, please contact us at hello@solvethecity.co.uk