Monday, November 30, 2009

Shoot London Treasure Map - something for the family and your mates

A friend whose family is flying into London for a visit asked me for some recommendation for where to bring them. I was stumped. Despite the number of activities listed by Timeout London, you'll be hardpressed to find an activity that caters to the entire family without breaking the bank.

Shoot Experience has launched a Shoot London Treasure Map that caters for just that. The simple package that was sent to me comes with a simple map of central London flanked by Waterloo Bridge (west), Barbican (North), Tower Bridge (East) and Borough Rd (South), neatly inserted into a waterproof pouch (lanyard attached) and a plastic compass that actually works (I've verified that).

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A light waterproof package is what you get

The idea is to go around the prescribed area spotting the sights and attractions using clues such as

"Officially rebuilt five times since original conception, this dome still dominates."

If you're stumped, you can always head towards the online cheatsheet.

Once identified, the idea is to take photos of the sight/attractions and upload it online and apparently there are prizes to be won. Creativity is defintely one of the criteria to win yourself an Olympus camera. Shoot London Treasure Map can be obtained from the official website at £10 each.

I guess the weather is a letdown of late. If what BBC says is correct, we're looking at 'a touch of frost' for this coming week. You might think that Shoot London Treasure Map is not really for Londoners. Afterall, you have been walking past St. Paul's enough times for it to blend into the background. Hey, don't be a spoilsport. Rather than spending a lazy afternoon at Starbucks sipping overpriced latte, you may as well be going around the capital with your camera.

Who knows? You may stumble upon a side of London that you have never seen before. That's the way to keep the wintry blues away. One tip: Bring along a more detailed map, the one provided is a bit scanty. Enjoy!

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3 comments:

Emm said...

What a brilliant idea! I think this would be a lot of fun for Londoners and visitors alike.

::karinuslai:: said...

haha, i actually enjoyed just wandering around and discovering all those monopoly board squares i never conceived really existed! actually, borough market is a pretty cool place for singaporeans - the love of food and markets agrees with them well, i find!

C K said...

@Emm,
Thought so too but the weather has been horrid for the past few days. So...