• Family-friendly
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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 at Buckingham Palace!

    Solve the mystery of the murder at Buckingham Palace with Go City®

    • With us, there are no additional fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
    • Unleash your inner Sherlock and crack the clues that will lead you to 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 the most famous sights in central London as you and your friends join forces to solve a fiendish 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.

    It’s here that your investigation begins, in front of this quaint 19th-century cottage at the east end of the park’s lake, a little piece of the English countryside in the heart of London. St James’s Park is surrounded by major attractions including Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, some of which may hold further clues for you to discover.

    Your investigation will take you 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 – home of the British Prime Minister’s official London residence at Number 10 Downing Street, 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 spending some time taking in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Park and its exquisite lake that's home to pelicans, parakeets and other delightful birdlife. 

    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 here 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 - look out for the Prime Minister’s official London residence, the moving Cenotaph war memorial and the mounted cavalry officer at the entrance to Horse Guards

    Experience Solve A Mystery: the Murder at Buckingham Palace and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    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 St James’s Park.

    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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    Where you'll be

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    11A Charing Cross Road, London, GB

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    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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    Free cancellation

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

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