About this trail
With so much to discover, we’ve plotted out the perfect route to make sure you see all the highlights around London’s Soho and the West End.
The Monopoly Murders – West End Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided walking tour that navigates you past some of the best historical landmarks the UK has to offer, including:
- Trafalgar Square
- The National Gallery
- Somerset House
- Covent Garden
- Leicester Square
- China Town
- Piccadilly Circus
- Buckingham Palace
- Many more hidden gems
The trail route is relatively flat, about 4km long and will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. There are plenty of refreshment stops and photo opportunities along the way!
West End trail statistics:
- Start location: Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
- Clue difficulty: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Distance: 4km
- Terrain: Easy
- Wheelchair/buggy accessible: No*
The case synopsis:
Agatha at The Angel Islington… Barbara on Bow Street… And now Cilla on Coventry Street. Three murders with a deliberate trail of taunting calling cards left by the cunning culprit. You face your most formidable challenge yet, with wits matched against an egotistical maniac. Can you deduce who the serial killer is and put an end to this sequence of catastrophes before they strike again?
- A murder mystery themed self-guided walking tour around London’s West End (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’s West End
London’s West End is famous for its spectacular shopping streets, world-famous theatres and first-class restaurants. Boasting a vast number of historical and cultural landmarks concentrated in one area, the West End is an awe-inspiring place to walk and wonder!
London’s West End and Soho are home to some of the UK’s most visited attractions, including Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace, all of which can be seen on this Murder Mystery themed walking trail.
No visit to London is complete without experiencing the unique atmosphere in the West End. So, if you’re searching for the best things to do in London, this Murder Mystery themed trail captures the essence of the West End district, leaving you with a clear understanding of what the area has to offer, and a smile on your face. Of all the London walking tours, this imaginative Soho self-guided walking tour should be top of your list. It’s a killer day out!
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*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.