Murder Mystery in London
Looking for a murder mystery in London? We have several kinds to choose from at a wide range of prices. And if you can’t find what you want from us, we’ll steer you towards where else to look.
Our murder mysteries take many different forms. Some are participative, some are more “sit back and watch“. Some are perfect for corporate team building, some are intended more for private parties. They cost anything from a few hundred to many thousands of pounds, depending on a number of variables: how many actors/facilitators you have, how many of you there are, how long they take to prepare, how much you spend on food and drink, and so on.
How and Where To Have Your Murder Mystery in London
We have many plots to choose from, suitable for anything from 6 to 250 people. Most last around 3 hours but we can fill shorter and much longer slots, too. London is where we’re based. We’ve been running murder mystery dinners here since 1989. In that time we have organised thousands of events.
Because we aren’t tied exclusively to any particular venues, we can run our whodunits anywhere people want us to – providing there is enough space and privacy. The City and Central London remain the most popular places for dining with death but we’ve run events in pretty much every other borough, too.
We’ll either source a venue for you or bring what we do to a venue you’ve sourced yourselves.
You want someone killed where you work? Happy to oblige.
You’re going to be in a West End hotel all day being very serious, flipcharty and corporate? You’d like us to help everyone relax, mix and mingle and enjoy each other’s company over dinner in the same hotel? We can do it.
A morning mystery in a church hall, an afternoon murder on a boat on the Thames, homicide with high tea in a historic Covent Garden venue or you and some friends having a deadly dinner at home? Yes, we’ve helped make all of them happen.
Tell us how many of you there will be, which part of town you want to be in, which dates you have in mind, how much you might want to spend – and we’ll do the rest.
Ticketed murder mystery evenings
We sometimes run ticketed events.We have one happening on New Year’s Eve at Browns Courtrooms in Covent Garden, London – our fun-filled, drama-packed, elegant High Society plot. You can find out more about it here.
Also, we’ve run several murder mystery evenings open to the public at the Holiday Inn in Bexley. Anyone can come along although you’ll need to book in advance and we recommend 12 as the usual minimum age for them. You can book as a group or in couples or individually. People love them so much we often see the same faces each time – they keep coming back for more! Our Dinner With The Ambassador 1920s whodunit will be there on April 27th. To book, call the hotel direct on 01322 625 577 or email [email protected].
Our favourite London venue
Is Browns Courtrooms in Covent Garden the best venue for murder mysteries in London? We think so! We’ve been running our whodunits professionally in the capital for over 20 years. For great food, friendly service, atmospheric surroundings and excellent value for money, nowhere else quite matches Browns.
Our murder mysteries there are for groups of 6-100. Run by highly experienced, professional actors, we give you and your guests the chance to solve a crime as it unfolds before you. They work brilliantly both as corporate events and private parties. For corporate groups, they break down barriers, set aside work preoccupations, improve team morale and get people mixing, mingling and socialising in a way no standard event ever can. With private parties, they immerse everyone in a relaxed, enjoyable activity which keeps spirits high throughout the whole evening – finishing off with the dramatic moment when the evil murderer is revealed.
Events can take place over lunch, over dinner or over drinks and canapés. Depending on availability, Browns has 4 beautiful rooms to choose from, including the fabulous the Judge’s Court. The building was Westminster’s County Courts till the early 1990s. Crime and punishment continues there in a slightly different form. Our actors now run proceedings and no-one gets away with murder any more.
For more about what kind of meal you might have at Browns, click menu options.
Best London murder mystery venues
Of course, Browns isn’t the only place we use for our murder mystery dinners in London. We have other favourites, too. And we’re happy to bring what we do to a venue you’ve chosen. For more about what to look for and where to find it, please see Find A Murder Mystery Venue.
At the last count, the capital had around 6000 different places to eat. Here are some you might like to try. Please let them know you heard about them through us. And please let us know if you find anywhere that has worked well for you in Comment, below.
“I think that we shall be of more use in London than in Norbury.”
Sherlock Holmes, The Yellow Face