The London Monopoly Run is a life-size version of Monopoly. Each team takes the place of a “player” in the board game for the day. The aim is to travel around London either on foot or using the London Underground and bus networks.

Teams will be provided with a photo taken at the location of the original Monopoly board places. They must travel to a location and find where the photo was taken then “check-in” using a smartphone.

If successful, the team will be given the opportunity to purchase the property or may have to pay rent if another team owns it. The progress of the team through the phone app and includes bank balance, property ownership and locations visited. Teams will earn money if another team visits a property they own.

All Scout teams will have a leader with them during the Monopoly Run. Explorer teams can take part without supervision, but usually only those who have previously taken part in the event will be unsupervised.

Teams will be formed at the information evening to be held either last week of January or first week of February. All participants are expected to attend. On that evening the teams will be given further information about the event and will plan their strategy and route.

Programme

Friday 1st March
Scouts will meet at Harrogate Train Station, or where possible we will arrange for an alternative meeting location for out of town groups along the Harrogate line. The meeting time will depend on the cost of train tickets, but will usually between 5-6pm.

The group will travel by train to London, then changing on to the Underground to reach the campsite between 9-10pm.

Saturday 2nd March
The day of the main event! Scouts will spend most of the day around London before returning to Scout Park for dinner.

Sunday 3rd March
On Sunday morning the Scouts will visit one of London’s many tourist attractions. The destination is always kept secret until the day, but previous visits have included the Science Museum, The Shard, and London Dungeons.

Scouts will have the opportunity to buy lunch in Leicester Square, and visit the very popular M&M world! We will then head for home, arriving back between 6-8pm depending train tickets.

Event Prep
To prepare for the event, including route plans and strategies, we will hold a briefing night for the teams. This is usually the first Friday in February, however will be confirmed nearer the time.

Cost
The fee for the event is £90. 50% deposit is required to secure places, with the balance paid at the beginning of February.

Included in the fee is:

  • Travel to and from Harrogate
  • Travelcard for use around London
  • Accommodation
  • Monopoly Run entrance fee
  • Sunday activity
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday dinner*

*Participants are expected to bring their own lunch for both days or purchase their own lunch while around London

Accommodation
We will be staying at Scouts Park in North London. The site is just a 5 minute walk from Bounds Green underground station which provides direct access to central London.

Scouts will be staying indoors, split across several buildings on site.

Downloads
Scouts SMS User Guide: Download

Bookings
For this event we are using an online booking system to remove the need for any paper forms. You don’t need a leader from your group to attend, however bookings for Scouts and Explorers must be through their section leader.

Bookings will close on 30th November, or earlier if the event reaches capacity.

Further Information
If you have any questions about the event please email ddc.hands@nys.org.uk