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Leadenhall Market’s Great Goose Chase

Leadenhall Market’s popular Great Goose Chase is back this Easter, with a series of eggstraordinary challenges in and around the Victorian market, giving participants the chance to win legendary Market gander, Old Tom’s trophy and £500 to spend in Leadenhall Market’s boutique shops and restaurants.

The annual team event returns to the Market for the month of April with brand new tasks, which range from performing a song on the Market’s famous cobbled lanes, locating specific items in shops to recreating the famous Harry Potter scene that was filmed in the Market.

Running from 1st – 30th April 2024, The Great Leadenhall Goose Chase is free to enter and open to all ages. Like a scavenger hunt, teams will compete to see who can complete the most tasks, with some worth more points than others. After four weeks the team with the most points will not only get their hands on the coveted Old Tom’s trophy, but will also receive £500 to spend at a selection of Leadenhall Market’s shops and restaurants.

Those visiting the market over the Easter period should also keep an eye out for a beautiful window display of Old Tom’s legendary golden egg. The tale goes that a 19th century goose from Ostend came to England in pursuit of female members of his flock. He arrived at Leadenhall - when the Market was a centre for poultry trade – but escaped slaughter and became a Market celebrity! He lived for 38 years and was often found being fed at The Lamb Tavern. After dying in 1835, he lay in state in the market and was buried on site. His legend lives on to this day, punters can enjoy a drink at the Lamb Tavern’s Old Tom’s Bar, and the Golden Goose pub.
Free to take part.
Sign-ups open on 25th March and tasks will go live on 1 April with submissions closing on 30 April.

Participants can join in the game by following these simple steps:

1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app

2. Choose to play as a guest or register for a personal account with a username & password.

3. Search for The Great Leadenhall Goose Chase.

4. Follow the prompts to create or select a team.
Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT
Mon 1 Apr to Tue 30 April
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Contact telephone: 020 7606 3030 Call to check latest times or cancellations.