Solve A Mystery: the Murder at Buckingham Palace

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What you'll do

Follow the clues on this 1960s crime caper in which you are the detective in charge of solving the mystery of the murder in Westminster!

Solve the mystery of the murder at Buckingham Palace with The London Pass®

  • With us, there are no additional fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Unleash your inner detective and work out a series of clues to catch the killer.
  • Visit attractions including St James’s Park and Parliament Square on your way to Great Scotland Yard.

This is a great way to see some of London's most famous sights as you and your fellow Sherlock fans join forces to solve a murder mystery.

It’s 1968 and you’ve just received a mysterious envelope. Inside are all the clues you’ll need to discover the person or persons responsible for the heinous murder of a young woman at Duck Island Cottage in St James’s Park.

Your investigation will take you to major attractions including Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse Guards Parade. Then its on to Parliament Square, where you’ll see grand, gothic Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, as well as several imposing statues of world leaders including Churchill, Lincoln and Mandela.

Weave your way along Whitehall, past Number 10 Downing Street – the British Prime Minister’s official London residence – and onwards to Great Scotland Yard, where you must solve the crime and reveal the killer.

This is a private, self-guided tour for you and your friends, so you’re free to go as quickly or as slowly as you like. We recommend making a whole morning or afternoon of it, taking time in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Park and its exquisite lake that's home to pelicans and other delightful wildlife. 

Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Westminster highlights

St James’s Park - your investigation starts at picturesque Duck Island Cottage; you can also visit Buckingham Palace nearby and plan your next move on the pretty meadow by the lake

Parliament Square - overlooked by the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, this vast green square at the bottom of Whitehall is home to several statues of world leaders including Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela

Whitehall - your trail of clues takes you past the Prime Minister’s official London residence, the moving Cenotaph war memorial and the mounted cavalry officer at the entrance to Horse Guards

Know before you go

Getting in: show your pass at the pick-up point (SNACK STOP, 11A Charing Cross Road). You’ll be given your mystery and can then make the short walk to the starting point in Trafalgar Square.

Please note:

  • All participants' passes must be scanned. 
  • All mysteries are for a minimum of two and a maximum of four people. 
  • Only one mystery per group.
  • The clues for this tour are available in English only.

For more information, visit the Solve a Mystery website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

You can start the tour any time you like but you must pick up the envelope containing the details of your mystery during the following hours:

Monday – Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated credits packages are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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