Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar mystery

What you'll do

Give those little gray cells a workout on this fiendishly fun London walking tour, and see if you can solve the mystery of the missing debt collector.

Solve the mystery of the murder at Trafalgar Square with The London Pass®

  • With us, there are no additional fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Channel your inner Hercule Poirot to crack the clues and solve the mystery.
  • Visit major central London attractions including Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Leicester Square.

Tick off some of London’s top attractions – including Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery – as you follow the clues to solve the crime.

It’s 1899 and debt collector Thomas Meyer has gone missing in strange circumstances, leaving behind only a bloody briefcase. You are given an envelope stuffed with clues to help solve the mystery.

Your investigation begins in Trafalgar Square, home to iconic London attractions including Nelson’s Column, the 169-foot-high monument topped with a statue of the 18th-century Admiral and with four huge bronze lions around its base. This sprawling plaza is also home to one of London’s most celebrated museums: the National Gallery. Take time to pop in for a look at masterpieces including Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Constable’s The Hay Wain and Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, alongside many other world-famous works. Entry is free.

By the time you reach Chinatown, with its colorful storefronts and swaying Chinese lanterns, the heady aromas of roast duck and fresh dumplings are sure to entice you into one of the many restaurants for lunch. It’s the perfect opportunity to review the evidence you’ve collected so far.

Your investigation concludes in Leicester Square, home to the Odeon and Empire cinemas where many celebrities have walked the red carpet at blockbuster movie premieres. Can you tie together all the different threads and clues to solve the mystery of the missing Thomas Meyer? 

This is a private, self-guided experience for you and your friends to enjoy at your own pace. We recommend dawdling for an hour or two in the National Gallery (or its neighbor, the National Portrait Gallery) and tucking into delicious dim sum in bustling Chinatown. 

Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square highlights

Trafalgar Square - your investigation starts here, where you’ll find attractions including Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery and a striking piece of public art atop the Fourth Plinth

Chinatown - this colorful neighborhood, sandwiched between Leicester Square and the theater district around Shaftesbury Avenue, is crammed full of delicious dining options

Leicester Square - watch the street performers, catch a movie at the famous Empire or Odeon cinemas and take a stroll through the gardens, where you’ll find statues of William Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin

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.

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Operating hours

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

Monday – Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM 

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