London Monopoly Run – April 2024

Date: 17th Apr 2024 Author: Mark Eastman

On Saturday 13th April 11 teams of Explorer Scouts and 4 adult teams travelled to London to play monopoly. Taking part in the London Monopoly Run, they travelled around London visiting many landmarks across, mainly, Central London, taking photos as proof and answering the questions from the location.

Traveling by foot or public transport (but no Cars, taxis, or bikes) they visited Paddington in the North-West, Battersea in the South-West, Tower Bridge in the South-East (although there was one location in Greenwich!) and Bounds Green in the North-East.

Along with the locations there were additional Community Chest and Chance Card Photos to get, including with a policeman, street entertainer and in a phone box

Following a early start the teams travelled around London covering about over 25 km on foot plus public transport for 9 hours, and returning to Bounds Green. After returning to ‘Go’ we all took out tired bodies back to Three Bridges, finally returning about 9pm.

Congratulations to Hardest Geezer from Excelsior & Nomads Explorers in Worthing who came 18th out of 246 teams, and Crawlers Crawley from 1st Northgate in Crawley who finished 4th out of 69 Adult teams.

A great day, and well organised event, and looking forward to the next one.

A full set of photos can be found in the gallery

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls