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The Great London Scavenger Hunt

You don’t have to be a native to love London – but how much of it have you really taken in? London is brimming with potential, but the average Londoner has only explored a fraction of the city*, and 29% feel they’re missing out,** according to research by American Express®. Explore London’s top inspirational spaces to realise the potential of your city!

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  1. 1. Tick them off if you've...

    Been in Hyde Park
    Been to the British Museum
    Been to the secret flower garden in Regent's Park
    Cycled along the Greenway
    Walked along the South Bank
    Been to Highgate Cemetery
    Sat in the hollow tree on Hampstead Heath
    Seen the Banksy round the back of the Old Truman Brewery
    Taken a Jack The Ripper tour
    Seen the Laughing Cavalier at The Wallace Collection
    Been to the top of the Shard
    Sat on top of Primrose Hill
    Ice Skated at Somerset House
    Had a picnic at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    Met a pearly king
    Had a dip in Hampstead Pond
    Been to a film premiere in Leicester Square
    Sung ‘Roll Out The Barrel’
    Patted Paddington Bear at Paddington Station
    Jumped out of the way of a pigeon
    Spotted a Tube mouse
    Spotted an urban fox
    Spotted minor royalty
    Had liquor on your pie
    Eaten jellied eels
    Had a curry on Brick Lane
    Spotted a celeb outside The Ivy
    Had a traditional beigel on Brick Lane
    Played the piano at King's Cross Station
    Seen feeding time at London Zoo
    Crossed the Thames by boat
    Rocked down to Electric Avenue
    Seen a Chelsea Pensioner
    Met a Beadle in uniform
    Spied on the giraffes in London Zoo from Regent's Park
    Checked out the street art on Rivington Street

The Great London Scavenger Hunt

All right, you've only seen a slice of what London has to offer, but don't worry - it's a big place and it's not going anywhere! Now's the time to get out there and complete your own checklist! Your first pit-stop should be the Whitechapel Bell Foundry - where Big Ben was forged!

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You've been around the park a few times but there's still tons more for you to see and do in London Town - now's the time to rediscover the capital! Start your exploration by seeing the famous 'Naked Ladies' statues at York House.

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You really know your Peckham from your Fulham - you've been around and seen a few things, but you're not finished exploring London just yet. Next, check out the ancient Bunhill Fields burial ground!

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You're as London as a black taxi full of pie and mash - you've seen more than the average Londoner will ever see and you're still hungry to discover more. Ping your imaginary braces with pride, you've earned it. Need to complete your list? Tick off the Brixton Windmill next!

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Blimey - you know London like the back of your hand! You're either actually the Queen herself (in which case, congratulations ma'am) or you're the most savvy London-dweller since Dick Whittington - give yourself a pat on the back! Complete your list by visiting Dr. Johnson's Townhouse!

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Fancy exploring more? Rediscover London with this map of the capital’s most inspiring places from American Express!

*Source: Censuswide consumer poll on behalf of American Express, fieldwork conducted 20.03.14 – 27.03.14, amongst a nationally representative panel of 2,000 UK respondents

**Source: Vision Critical consumer poll on behalf of American Express, fieldwork conducted 03.06.14, amongst a nationally representative panel of 2004 UK respondents

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