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Monopoly’s Go Location Unveiled on London’s South Bank

The mystery has finally been solved. Creators of Monopoly, the quintessential London board game, today unveiled the secret location of the Go square, so I went along to have a look.
While Old Kent Road, Bond Street and Mayfair are all well-known Monopoly locations, the location of Go has been shrouded in mystery, until today. The secret spot has now been revealed as Queen’s Walk on the South Bank, next to the London Eye.

Louisa Nigro, senior brand manager for Monopoly told me: “It’s the 75th anniversary of Monopoly this year so we decided what better way to celebrate it than to solve the mystery of where is Go in London. We worked with the Ordnance Survey people and they used their geometrics and figured out it was actually Queen’s Walk.”

Much to my chagrin as I walked past Go, I was not handed £200 by a kind banker, but there are plenty of other activities capturing the essence of Monopoly lasting until 5pm today.

Nigro said: “We’ve turned Queens Walk into an area of Monopoly madness today including our Monopoly jail, a cash-blowing globe with Monopoly prizes, a Monopoly-branded bus to take people around the landmarks on the board, and also free parking on Regent Street.”

There’s also a chance to play the new version of the game called Monopoly Revolution which has a round board, sound effects and music.

With Go’s location found we can’t help wonderin where the jail is located. Do you have any ideas where it is?