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London Calling 2023

Announcing Our CiTO!

We’re pleased to announce that our Cache in Trash Out (CiTO) event has gone live on geocaching.com, and you can now post your Will Attends. It will be on Sunday 30th April (the day after London Calling 2023) between 11 am and 1 pm. We return once again to Wimbledon Common, the home of the Wombles – probably the best-known practitioners of CiTO in the whole country.

Post your Will Attends here: https://coord.info/GCA3J1J

Public transport options to the CiTO are as follows:

Bus 93 from Putney Bridge to Cheam, passing right alongside Parkside and through Wimbledon Village. 

The nearest train/tube stations are Wimbledon Mainline Station or Wimbledon District Line Underground Station.

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Revealing the Prototype Geocoins!

We’re very pleased to say that we’ve now moved to the stage in the geocoin production for our magnifying glasses for London Calling 2023 to show off the prototype images. The type of coin featured is our Supporter’s Edition (available for pre-order here: LC23 Magnifying Glass Geocoin: Supporter’s Edition).

The prototype of the supporters’ edition of the LC23 Magnifying Glass Geocoins

These are our largest coins to date, and our first suncatcher coins – this means that the “lens” of the magnifying glass coin itself is made of transparent enamel. We have several different editions of this coin being made, with both the bronze and silver versions available inside and outside of supporters’ packs.

The Platinum edition is only available in the Platinum supporters pack (that pack also comes with the bronze and silver versions). While the supporter’s edition is only available outside of the packs.

As you’ll also be able to see from the third image, the supporters’ edition of the coin does not only glow in the dark – but it’s full-colour glow in the dark – another first for us. See our online store for these and other merchandise here: Store.

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Announcing the Evening Events

We’re pleased to announce our two evening events, on April 28th and 29th. Join us on Friday 28th April between 5 pm and 7 pm in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, in Festival Gardens for LC23: The Game is Afoot (https://coord.info/GCA2DM7). There are plenty of places to grab food and drink nearby in either One New Change or the surrounding streets within the City of London. This is an outdoor event, so dogs are welcome at this one and if it’s raining, then you’ll need a brolly!

Then after London Calling 2023, go grab a coffee or some dinner and then return to St Mary’s, Marylebone, for our Saturday evening event on 29th April for LC23: The Marylebone Mystery between 6 pm and 9 pm (https://coord.info/GCA2DMX). We’re keeping a lot of details related to this event under our deerstalkers, so be ready for a few surprises.

We’re also going to be announcing a Cache in Trash Out event on the morning of Sunday 30th April, but we’re just finalising some details before publishing.

All three side events are free to attend and do not require any ticketing/reservations.

See you there, and at the Mega!!

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Launching our Mega in a Nano Raffle

A big nano geocache next to the London Calling logo.

We are pleased to announce the launch today of our pre-Mega fundraising raffle – our Mega in a Nano. But what does that mean? As we know, a great number of the geocaches around London are nano caches. Love them or hate them, you can’t help but keep finding them.

So this raffle is for a giant nano geocache, but not just any geocache – one that contains everything you need for a stay in London and all the London Calling merchandise you could possibly want.

That’s right, we’re giving away two nights at the London Hilton Metropole near Edgeware Road on 28th/29th April, as well as a Platinum Supporters Pack, the yet-to-be-announced Supporters Edition of our event geocoin, a complete set of Signal Sherlock Geocoins, a London Calling T-Shirt, and of course two tickets so you can attend the Mega itself. Plus that nano geocache, of course.

That total prize package is estimated to have a value of around £380, and tickets to win that prize cost £15.

Click here to go to the store to buy a ticket. The prize draw will take place at 6 pm on 1st March 2023. Good luck!!

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Side Events Galore!

We have several side events coming up, both domestic and international – in fact, for the first time, we’ve got two in a week – although geographically they’re the furthest apart our events have ever been. On Tuesday, November 8th, we’re going all the way to Australia for our first Southern Hemisphere Tour event (although it might not be our last) for London Calling on Tour: Sydney (GC9ZYHY). Then on the following Saturday, November 12th, we’re going to be right in the heart of our home city for London Calling on Tour: City of London (GC9YEY3).

But we’re now able to announce our six-months to go event – London Calling on Tour: Westminster (GCA168R), which we’re holding at the Sherlock Holmes pub down Northumbria Avenue. We’re also hoping to be launching some of our Mega weekend side events at the Westminster meetup.

So come down to any of these events to pick our committee’s brains about the plans and how stuff is going.

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Tickets and Supporters Packs Are Now On Sale!

Attendees at London Calling 2021

We’re pleased to say that the tickets and supporters packs for London Calling 2023 launched last Saturday at the Official UK Mega in the West Midlands. We’re following a very similar format to London Calling 2021 and retaining the same ticket pricing.

Tickets, which will enable entry to the venue and access to the vendors, log book, trackable table and the on-site adventure lab caches, will be £5 in advance, and £10 at the door for adults. They are available here: Adult Ticket – London Calling 2023

Children under the age of 15 are able to enter for free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. We would ask, however, just for number tracking, if you could “purchase” a free child’s ticket here: Child Ticket – London Calling 2023

Supporters Packs come in three levels, Bronze, Silver and Platinum.

Bronze Packs are £15, and contain the bronze version of the event geocoin (not the Sherlock Holmes/Signal the Frog geocoin) as well as three out of the set of five of the wood coins. Available here: Bronze Supporters Pack

Silver Packs are £45, and contain the bronze and silver versions of the event geocoin (not the Sherlock Holmes/Signal the Frog geocoin), four out of the set of five of the wood coins, a t-shirt exclusive to the silver/platinum packs and our first pathtag. Available here: Silver Supporters Pack

Platinum Packs are £75, and contain the bronze, silver and platinum versions of the event geocoin (not the Sherlock Holmes/Signal the Frog geocoin). Additionally, the platinum version of the event geocoin will not be on sale individually. Also included is the full set of five wood coins, a t-shirt exclusive to the silver/platinum packs, our first pathtag, a platinum pack exclusive extag/aardtag, a platinum pack exclusive embroidered beanie hat and of course, 30 minutes early access to the venue from 10:30am onwards. Available here: Platinum Supporters Pack

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Our New Geocoins Are On Sale!

We’re pleased to announce that our new Signal the Frog geocoins are on sale. As with the run-up to London Calling 2021, we have produced a set of London-inspired Signal coins. Last time around we had Signal dressed as a Queen’s Guardsman, and this time with London Calling 2023 going to Marylebone near Baker Street, what else could we do but have Signal as Sherlock Holmes.

The coins come in three varieties; the Polished Gold and Polished Silver versions are both inlaid with enamel and are available individually for £13 each. The Antique Bronze version comes without enamel and is only available as part of a set of three with the Gold and Silver for £40. All three coins are 50mm in length and feature the London Calling 2023 logo on the reverse. The coins come with a custom trackable icon.

Go to our online store to place your orders now. The coins are available for worldwide delivery, as well as for collection at any London Calling on Tour events or at this year’s Piratemania or the UK Mega in the West Midlands. If placing an order for collection, please send us a message to let you know where you intend to pick up the coin.

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We’re Going on Tour!

One of the things we’d planned to do back when we were organising London Calling 2021 was the Tin Pan Alley Band Reunion Tour. For those who aren’t in London, the TPAB was a very fun geocache set as you might imagine, just off Denmark Street in London in the area nicknamed “Tin Pan Alley“. Sadly after it amassed a thousand favourite points, sadly it had to be archived in 2015 because of the redevelopment of the area.

So for 2021 we decided to take it on tour. We had those guitar picks made up (with thanks to LaserLogoShop over in Germany), we held our first event at the Museum of London where they were running a Clash exhibition at the time, and then our Chair headed off to Dubai for the first overseas tour date. It also turned out to be the only tour date, because well, Covid.

Tin Pan Alley Band Auditions at the Museum of London in early 2000

We’re excited to be bringing you in the run up to London Calling 2023, a series of tour events simply called “London Calling on Tour”. We’re not doing any special additional merchandise during the tours, although we’re going to make tour t-shirts available shortly before the Mega should anyone want one. These will have tour dates on the back as with a traditional tour t-shirt.

We’ll be sure to advertise the tour events on our social media, and we’ll be adding them to the London events calendar here. We’ve created a special category specially for these as unlike the other events listed on that calendar, these won’t necessarily be in London. They will, however, have the location in the title of the event, so you should be able to easily tell.

The first event listed is going to be on Saturday 18th June in Leigh-on-Sea, England, at the train station. Sure it’s not the United Arab Emirates, but it’s still near to a beach. So that counts! A couple of our committee members will be there, so come down and say hi and we’ll talk your heads off about our plans for 2023. Log a will attend here.

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The London Calling 2023 Listing Is Live!

We’re pleased to announce that the Geocaching.com listing for London Calling 2023 is now live, and you can log your Will Attends now by clicking on the button below.

We’re also able to highlight that we can already announce two of the side events over the next May Day bank holiday weekend – we have our Saturday evening event which will also take place at St Mary’s in Marylebone, and then the Sunday morning Cache in Trash Out (CiTO) event which will be held once again on Wimbledon Common. These will be published six months prior to the Mega, so expect to see these event listings go up around the end of October.

We are having a new round of Signal Coins produced, and these will be ready prior to Piratemania this year. We’ll make sure to have the option to collect these at both this summer’s Mega-events (normal shipping options, including international shipping, will be available too).

Tickets for London Calling 2023 will be £5 for adults as before; these and the supporter’s packs will be up on the online store next weekend.

Keep an eye out for further news on side events that’ll be springing up both in London and around the world.

See you at London Calling 2023. Less than a year to go!!!

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Announcing The London Calling 2023 Launch Event

We are pleased at London Calling to announce the Community Celebration launch event for our next big event coming next year. The launch is taking place on Saturday 19th March, between 1 pm and 3 pm. This will be at the Metropolitan Bar, which is adjacent to the entrance of Baker Street station and right next to the Sherlock Holmes statue. The location is a popular haunt for London events, with many a monthly meet upheld there.

What are we announcing? Well firstly, we’ll be able to tell you all about our venue, two of the three side events and exactly when we’re going to be taking place. It’s all very exciting for us, and we’re really pleased to be able to bring you all this news.

So head on over to the Geocaching.com listing at https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC8Q9EV_london-calling-2023-the-launch to register your Will Attend. We look forward to seeing you there!