A new record for the largest treasure hunt game has been set during a teambuilding event in London for volunteers helping out at this year's Olympic Games.

The event on Saturday formed part of a get together for Team London Ambassadors - a group of helpers who will who will meet and greet visitors when the Olympics come to London next month.

The event involved a record-breaking 466 treasure hunters split over 93 competing teams, with the trail pulling in iconic landmarks such as The Monument and the Tower of London, offering the ambassadors a chance to show off their knowledge of the capital as they looked to solve the clues.

The Ambassadors are set be stationed at 43 sites across London throughout the duration of the Olympic Games and Paralympics.

The trail beat the previous world record of 308 people set at Balboa Park in San Diego, California last year during an event organized by Charles Koll Jewellers.


Speaking ahead of the attempt, David Huse, Head of Programme, Team London Ambassadors, said: "This weekend's hunt is the perfect opportunity for the Ambassadors to put their training into practice and join team members in seeking for the hidden treasures of the capital. In warming up for their games time roles they have a chance to be part of something truly unique."

The attempt formed part of World Record London - a calendar of one-off record-breaking events taking place around the capital from now until July 2012 celebrating the UK capital's most exciting attractions, venues, events and activities with the aim of crowning London as a multi record-breaking city.

For more information visit www.visitlondon.com/worldrecordlondon