Ok, we know exercise is important and how much it benefits our health. We have probably even seen the results for ourselves. So, we are not here to tell you to exercise, to only eat things green and never touch a glass of alcohol again, because where is the fun in that? 

 However, we did think it might be useful to give you a little insight into why just keeping simply active at work is SO important and often completely over looked. I mean let’s face it, if you’ve already been to an exercise class that morning and you’re going to one tomorrow. You exercise more than others so, why would you need to be active when you hit the office?  I never thought about it. I thought as long as I’m walking into work I’m good. Think again! Whilst high intensity training is brilliant for your health and you should still include it, you still need to keep up any activity you can whilst at work. One hour of exercise is not going to counteract 8 hours of sitting.

Keeping active, even if it is just small movements or taking a walk during your lunch break can MASSIVELY improve things like;

·      Health

·      Concentration

·      Productivity

Think about it, how much better do you feel after your break? Our bodies are not meant to sit in an upright position for 8 hours or more a day (quite likely more, as your mate sitting next to you always has something to catch you up on). And we often move from our desks, to the car, to the dinner table, to the sofa! We need to make time to take a small break to leave our desks and get moving!

The health hazards of being inactive during the day are overwhelming and whilst we don’t want to scare you, it is important to be aware that it can lead to problems such as;

·      Diabetes

·      Digestion problems

·      Rise in stress levels

·      Increased chance of cancer

It’s crazy that sitting down for too long can cause all of this and more.  So why not take that new standing up desk no one wanted or try sitting on an exercise ball (sounds like fun to me) or change your meetings to walking ones. These small things can make a massive difference. And if you fancy changing all your social events to active ones too, getting away from the bar, you can enquire about our scavenger hunts that will do just the trick.


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As we are still battling through the winter months, wishing for warmer days and rushing home to get next to the Instagramable log fire and sofa setting. We thought it was time to bring you some entertaining and excellent winter photos to lift the winter mood and perhaps inspire you to explore the outdoors a little more this winter, but please do wear a coat!

In this blog I have included a couple of photos that really are The Big Smoke Events best wintery pictures. We just had to share them with you. We really do scavenger hunt all year round and these photos show just how much fun it is in winter.

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The smiles on their faces are not frozen in place, they are generally having the time of their lives on this wintery scavenger hunt. With gorgeous sunsets like these as you swim or pose for a family pic why would you not want to get involved? And like our fellow scavenger hunters here, it just takes an extra layer or perhaps an umbrella to set you on your way to having the best scavenger hunt and day…EVER!

If you want to know what we could do for you this winter, click here to find out more.


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Welcome to February. The month of Valentine’s Day, which can either be something you are looking forward to or absolutely dreading! If you are in a couple or single you are still presented with the same question, what am I going to do on Valentine’s Day?

Let me present the problems from both sides.

First up, couples.

So, you are in a relationship and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You want to celebrate it but haven’t planned to do anything. It’s too late to book that fancy restaurant in town and you don’t really fancy the ‘classic date’ which you could do any day of the week. It’s the year to do something different, but you are still stuck as to what?

Next problem, being single on Valentine’s.

Being on your own on Valentine’s Day simple sucks! You see everyone happy and in love and you don’t have anyone to share the day with. You can’t sit in again eating ice cream with your other single friends, but then you don’t fancy going out and being surrounded by couples who are all loved up. So again, the question is raised what else can you do?

Well as you might have guessed The Big Smoke Events have the perfect solution for both problems this Valentine’s. It’s time to book yourself onto a scavenger hunt! It’s a great way to laugh through the day with your friends, forgetting it’s Valentine’s Day. As for you couples out there it’s something completely different and super fun. You will have great photos to remind you of the day and if you decide to team up with other partners you can create a competitive race against the clock. What more could you want this Valentine’s?

Click here to find out more information. We promise we can make this Valentine’s Day something special! 


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I must say we are extremely proud of our reviews, with over 90 of them on both Trip Advisor and Google we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to write one! We are SO pleased that you enjoyed your Big Smoke event and very happy that some of you have booked multiple times. We certainly are not just a one hit wonder that’s for sure!

Leaving us a review really does make a massive difference to our company. I mean think about it, how many times do you check the reviews before you book? It’s become part of the procedure to read as many as possible before placing a deposit. We often forget to leave reviews when we have a brilliant time and we usually only write one when we experience something awful. So, with ALL our reviews being left a 5-star rating and coming 56th out of 477 on Trip Advisor’s ‘Fun & Games in London’ we are over the moon! And it shows just how much fun and what great quality our events really are.

With such kind words being left on our Trip Advisor and Google pages, it makes all the hard work and effort that we put into each scavenger hunt truly worth it. And we do love reading them so keep them coming.

So, if you have experienced one of our epic scavenger hunts and want to tell everyone about it. Then please do either on Trip Advisor or Google – we are so grateful and appreciate every single one. THANK YOU!



Did you know that around one third of couples ‘pop the question’ between November and December? And a popular day to do it is Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day who would have thought that? Winter engagements are a BIG thing and with those months behind us, I am sure you have got plenty of save the dates piling up.

So, with such a large proportion of people deciding to propose in winter, it means that now is the time to start planning and getting things booked, for that all important day, oh yes and booking things for the wedding too! The hen do is something we all look forward too so it’s better to book before someone else grabs your perfect activity, venue or whatever else you might have planned.

With most of our hen bookings happening in January it would be a shame if you missed out because you left it just a little bit too late. So, start planning the hen do that will beat all other hen do’s and secure a date for scavenger hunt today! Our bespoke scavenger hunts will make it a day to remember. And if you have more than one hen do coming up this year, well who says you can’t book a scavenger hunt for them all. They are always different, and we promise you will still be laughing by your last hunt!

Start planning the BEST hen do in town and secure a place today on the Big Smoke Events Scavenger Hunts.

For more information or to get a sneak peek on some of our challenges, follow us on Instagram.


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With the festivities over and the hangover from hell just beginning you may not want to start thinking about your new year’s resolutions, that you promised yourself you would stick too. In fact, you have already seen far to many people telling you on Instagram that “2019 is their year!” But, can it be yours too? We think so!

Resolutions are actually a great way to kick start 2019, however big or small they might be. They are a motivating technique to start your year right! Whether that be the popular one of getting fitter after those Christmas dinners, or deciding this year will be the one you donate to a new charity. Whatever they maybe we are loving the idea of a new year, a new me, well you don’t have to change that much!

However, perhaps this year you have decided to focus your resolutions on others. Maybe you are trying to build a stronger team at work, or you think everyone needs to get out the office more and feel the benefits of being outside. Does this sound like you? Well if that’s the case enquire today about how our scavenger hunts can help do just that, pushing 2019 off to a great start!

So, whatever you are thinking of doing in 2019 or whether you are like us and just want to continue providing quality scavenger hunts! This year can certainly be the one for you.




It’s here, it’s finally here and what joy it brings. We hope you are all having a lovely day, and opening up some glorious gifts from Father Christmas, friends or family.

There is nothing quite like Christmas Day and with Christmas lunch or dinner in sight we will leave you too it, however you may be spending it and whoever you may be spending Christmas with. Whether you are with family, friends, work colleagues or perhaps even strangers, we at The Big Smoke Events just wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!




What a festive weekend The Big Smoke and our festive scavengers had as they participated in our second Santa scavenger hunt on Saturday 15th December 2018. Each team raced across Soho to complete as many challenges as possible in just 2 hours. You may be thinking but what about the weather? Well that didn’t stop our festive hunters, in fact some even performed snow angels lying on a bridge! No rain could ever stop them from taking The Big Smoke Christmas trophy.

With many teams taking on the Christmas challenge it was all to play for, and it was getting pretty heated as planning begun. 13:30 strikes and each team bolted out the door, well, all but one as they tactically complete a couple of challenges at the base to avoid the rain and to get a few marks straight away – clever thinking!

We received so many brilliant photos and videos it was looking like it was going to be a close match and bonus points were as crucial as ever. These ones were our favourite photos, which photo is yours?

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As the 2 hours were quickly coming to an end and each team frantically tried to finish off any challenge’s they may have missed we got ready to mark each team and create an award ceremony that would have them in stitch’s (of laughter of course)!

After the hilarious awards it was time to announce the winners, who would it be? The drum roll started, and everyone watched the screen eagerly… “The winners are Santa’s Little Elfers” a huge round of applause and a few sour faces but you could tell everyone had a great time and a lot of fun acting like a child for the day.

What a way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and a brilliant way to end our scavenger hunts for 2018.

If you want to have this much fun in the New Year enquire today and see how we can help you.