About this trail
With so much to discover in the heart of the city, we’ve plotted out the perfect route for this thrilling Murder Mystery Trail of Leicester.
Sin & Tonic, the #1 Leicester Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided walking tour that navigates you past some of the best historical and cultural landmarks that Leicester has to offer, including:
- The Cultural Quarter and Curve Theatre
- Leicester Cathedral (contains King Richard III’s tomb)
- King Richard III Visitor Centre
- Leicester Guildhall
- New Walk Museum
- Leicester Town Hall and Town Square Fountain
- Many more hidden gems
The trail route is relatively flat, about 3km long and will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. There are plenty of refreshment stops and photo opportunities along the way!
Leicester Trail statistics:
- Start location: The Curve Theatre, LE1 1SB
- Clue difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Distance: 3km
- Terrain: Easy
- Wheelchair/buggy accessible: OK*
The case synopsis:
The death of an entrepreneur. A bathtub full of illegal gin. One devastated fianceé. Your wits will be shaken by a cocktail of trickery and deceit in your most perplexing case yet. You’ve been hired as a private detective to follow a trail of slippery clues and deduce which of the suspects is the killer before it’s too late. Are you ready to stir up this investigation?
- A murder mystery themed self-guided walking tour around Leicester City Centre.
- 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 Leicester
Leicester is the home of tourism with a vibrant heart and a plethora of things to see and do that’ll keep you entertained all weekend!
There are plenty of ways to magnify your adventure in combination with this imaginative Leicester tour. Firstly, the city hosts some of the UK’s most anticipated festivals and award-winning attractions. And if you’re a foodie, you’ll be in heaven. Your senses will take a trip around the world with an abundance of diverse restaurants and an eclectic mix of bars, pubs and clubs.
The 2012 discovery of King Richard III’s remains in a car park has also sparked a revival of intrigue in Leicester’s heritage. In addition, the city has numerous historical treasures waiting to be discovered such as the King’s tomb in Leicester Cathedral, the ancient Roman Jewry wall, Leicester Guildhall, dinosaurs in New Walk Museum and the out-of-this world National Space Centre.
Also, if you’re into sport, Leicester is spoilt for choice with top football, rugby, basketball and cricket sides. But it’s not just the stadiums that are attracting supporters in this city. The Curve Theatre is a ground-breaking architectural masterpiece, hosting national shows and sell-out productions.
Call off the search
So, if you’re hunting for the best things to do in Leicester, call off the search! This Leicester walking trail captures the essence of the city, leaving you with a clear understanding of what’s on offer, and a smile on your face. Of all the walking tours of Leicester, this thrilling Leicester Murder Mystery Trail should be top of your list.
Factoid: Although he was born in Derbyshire, Thomas Cook invented tourism and the package holiday when he arranged for a party to travel from Leicester to Liverpool in 1845.
*The route is all paved or solid. Some road crossing points may not have dropped kerbs. Some of the route has cobbled streets. View the Accessible Leicester Guide for more local information.