City of London (Central London) Murder Mystery Trail
The Strangest Things
Only one purchase required for a group of
up to 6 people
UPDATE 29/08/20: Clue 12 is currently inaccessible due to a one-way system being in operation for guests visiting the Tower of London. But don’t let this stop you! We’ve created a new limited-edition clue and diverted a section of the route so that you can complete this thrilling trail! View and print the trail diversion here, or see up-to-date information on accessibility to areas around the Tower of London.
Would you like to explore the ‘upside-down’ streets of the City of London whilst solving a murder mystery case?
Well, you’ve come to the right place, detective! The Strangest Things is an imaginative self-guided city tour experience that escorts you on a thrilling journey through the historical financial district in the heart of London. Along the way, you’ll discover historical landmarks and hidden gems, solve puzzling clues (and a little trivia) to ultimately deduce whodunit. This nostalgic narrative is full of pop culture references for the eagle-eyed detective and is one big homage to the 80s. If you’re a fan of the era, then you’ll have a blast. Afterall, sleuths just want to have fun. Available for instant download. Go now!
About this awesome trail
This City of London Murder Mystery Trail has the perfect route plotted out to make sure you see all the highlights!
The Strangest Things London Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided walking tour that navigates you past some of the best historical landmarks that the UK has to offer, including:
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- The Bank of England
- The Great Fire of London Monument
- Many more hidden gems
The trail route is relatively flat, about 4.6km long and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. There are plenty of refreshment stops and photo opportunities along the way! As this trail both starts and ends next to a tube station, we recommend travelling via tube to get to the starting point.
London trail statistics:
- Start location: Outside St. Paul’s tube station on Panyer Alley, EC1A 7HL (view on Google Maps). For ease, we recommend travelling via tube as the trail starts and ends next to a tube station (ending at Tower Hill, EC3N 4DJ).
- Clue difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Distance: 4.6km
- Terrain: Easy
- Wheelchair/buggy accessible: No*
The case synopsis:
The death of a sleazy mayor. The disappearance of a teenage girl. Reports of paranormal activity across the Square Mile. The City of London has turned upside-down in your most extraordinary challenge yet. But who is behind this chilling conspiracy? Put your detective powers of deduction to work on their ultimate test. Can you find the missing girl, solve the murder case and save the City from an existential crisis before it’s too late?
- A murder mystery themed self-guided walking tour around City of London (Central London).
- Discover historical landmarks and hidden gems as you follow the trail.
- Solve clues to discover evidence, eliminate suspected characters and weapons, and ultimately deduce whodunit.
- Instantly downloadable trail.
- Print onto A4 paper or follow the trail using any smartphone or tablet device (see below).
- Ideal for groups of 2-6 people. Only one purchase required per group, so makes for an affordable day out!
- Self-guided tour – do whenever you like and at your own pace.
- Whether a local or visiting somewhere new, our trails are the best way to explore and learn about your surroundings.
- Solve correctly, and you'll receive a certificate and a voucher towards your next trail!
& hidden gems
to crack the case!
- Discover landmarks & hidden gems
- Find clues & solve puzzles
- Deduce whodunit to crack the case!
How does it work?
Our trails are self-guided walking tours. This means you can conquer them at your own pace, taking as many detours and pit-stops as you desire. We’ve investigated all the highlights each location has to offer which have been carefully crafted into our Killer Trails, so there’s plenty of selfie opportunities along each route. Before you know it, you’ll have walked a mile and already be dying to solve your next case!
Simply download and print the trail onto A4 paper and you’re ready to go. No access to a printer? No worries. Alternatively, you can follow the trail using any tablet or smartphone device. Just make sure to note down your answers as you go to complete the Cryptic Crossword when back at home with a warm cuppa. Learn more...
Who is the trail aimed at?
Killer Trails are challenging adventures full of riddles, cryptic puzzles and gripping stories for anyone who loves to explore, socialise and learn. Our creative team has devised compelling narratives for each trail that are full of pop culture parodies for the eagle-eyed detective. You’ll get a kick out of our trails if you enjoy escape rooms, puzzles, scavenger hunts, ghost and historical tours, murder mysteries and board games.
Our Murder Mystery style treasure hunts are ideal for a thrilling day out with family, friends, spouses or colleagues. Highly addictive for adults and the whole family, you’ll be gutted you didn’t find out about us sooner. Our trails work best for small groups of two to six people. Purchasing and printing just one copy of the trail is required per group. Everyone will work better as a team and this also makes for an affordable day out! More than six people in your group?
Plot a killer day out in London
With towering modern skyscrapers like the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie-Talkie, it’s hard to believe that the City of London (otherwise known as the City or the Square Mile) is actually the most historic area of the capital. But as you navigate through the financial district’s labyrinth, you’ll discover that seeing is believing.
The City is home to some of the UK’s most visited attractions, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, all of which can be seen on this Murder Mystery themed walking trail. With an 800-year-old history, the City of London has a wealth of historical landmarks, museums, green spaces, and restaurants.
If you’re searching for the best things to do in London, this Murder Mystery themed trail captures the essence of the square mile, leaving you with a clear understanding of what the City has to offer, and a smile on your face. Of all the London walking tours, this imaginative self-guided walking tour should be top of your list. It’s a killer day out!
Factoid: Did you know that the City of London and London aren’t actually the same thing? There are essentially two Londons; Greater London and the City of London. The City is an enclave entirely surrounded by Greater London and is the smallest county in the UK. The City also has a special status: it has its own government, its own mayor and its own independent police force.
Inspect all of our murder mystery themed trails in London.
*Route passes up and down steps. The route is all paved or solid. Some road crossing points may not have dropped kerbs. Section of the route has cobbled streets. Head to Visit London’s accessibility page for more local information.
Don't just take our word for it...
the perfect birthday outing”
This turned out to be the perfect birthday outing for my husband during the lockdown restrictions. It was a really fun experience. And my husband wants to check out other trails in different cities soon. It was so cool finding clues while spotting things we had never noticed in the city. We stopped half way through to have lunch outdoor with food we took along as all restaurants are closed due to the lockdown. Thank you so much. This is a brilliant concept.
Great value for money”
Loved seeing parts of my hometown that I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t really noticed before! Great value for money, the story and whole idea was not something I’d done before.
A great cheap day out”
I was in charge of planning a trip for my family, as a day out. They said to me that there were all money conscious and that I had to make it cheap. I stumbled across Killer Trails murder mystery and thought perfect! Around £13 in total for a mystery that all six of us could play, which worked out to be a few pound each between us! I printed the PDF file that was sent to me three times, and we split into three groups of two. This made us highly competitive and so much fun! We raved from start to finish to see who could complete it first, we were so competitive and the game was so good that every minute flew by, we were laughing and giggling bumping into each other, hiding our secrets and trying not to look obvious when we found something the entire way around! It was actually so much fun. I don’t usually write long reviews but I thought this company well deserved one. What a great, cheap day out for my entire family. And also if we wanted to stick together we could have, and taken it slow and enjoyed the walk. Either way would work. 10/10
Went to places we wouldn’t have thought about going to”
We loved that we went to places we wouldn’t have thought about going to, and it makes you stop and look at what is around you.
Exploring the monuments”
Exploring the monuments in London and the fact there were lots of smaller clues so each one didn’t take ages to solve
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