River Thames Murder Mystery Cruise

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Set sail on an evening of suspense, where you become the detective. Immerse yourself in a gripping plot, interact with intriguing characters, and unravel clues while enjoying the stunning backdrop of London's landmarks. Can you solve the enigma before the cruise comes to an end?

Our guide to River Thames Murder Mystery Cruise

Enjoy a cruise along the Thames with glass of fizz and 3 course meal but it’s not going to be plain sailing! When there is a murderer on board everyone must turn detective to catch the killer.

A story that unfolds around you along with a few surprises - where audiences become part of the show and play characters. Immerse yourself into the role and see how good will you be at playing detective and solving the clues while enjoying all that the night has to offer.

Death and the Maiden Voyage - A 1920s themed experience. Join Captain Bob Upendown for a very special voyage on board the luxury liner SS Loon-A-Sea. Not only is it the Maiden Voyage of this luxury ship but Hollywood Movie Director will be shooting scenes for his amazing new movie The Spaghetti Murders. The evening starts with your VIP attendance at the Welcome Aboard champagne reception. But soon as the anchors are lifted a cabaret artist is murdered. Who could possibly have wanted the start of stage and screen dead? Could it be international playboy Dan Sawnight? Socialite Emma Royds? We need you to turn detective & work out who committed a number of dastardly deeds.

James Bond 007 No Time To Dine - Professor Dusty Relic invites you to join fellow VIP guests for a private view of the most valuable diamond ever discovered. The flawless gem is on it's way to his permanent home at the British Museum but you get to it before the general public. Security is tight but when it goes 'missing' it's time to call on The Man With The Golden Gun to cast is Golden Eye on who may be the guilty party. Things to from bad to worse when a murder takes place. OO7 needs to solve it before the Goldfinger is pointed at the wrong person. Will there be a death? Surely this is No Time To Dine.

Manor House - Halloween Edition (October 31st only) - Lord & Lady Thornley-Cruttock invite you to a VIP auction of family heirlooms at their Manor House on All Hallows Eve. However,  when priceless gems go missing and the Lord is murdered, could this be the work of ghouls & ghosts that lurk within the family home or is it one of you trying to cause mayhem and murder.

Theme Dates:

  • Manor House Halloween Edition - 31st October 2023
  • Death and the Maiden Voyage - 16th September, 14th October, 4th November 2023
  • James Bond 007 No Time to Dine - 30th September, 21st October, 18th November 2023

Murder Mystery Menu (subject to change*)

  • Starter - Scottish Smoked Salmon Mousse
  • Main - Roasted Supreme of Chicken
  • Dessert - White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake

Murder Mystery Vegetarian Menu (subject to change*)

  • Starter - Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Beetroot Salad
  • Main - Lasagne of Artichokes, Spinach, Mushrooms and Goats Cheese
  • Dessert - White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake

*Dishes may vary from those shown due to seasonal availability or ingredients.



Tower Millennium Pier


About 3 hours

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for River Thames Murder Mystery Cruise

  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated before the cruise takes place.  When you board you will be shown to your table - panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location, however, specific window tables only seat two people.
  • PLEASE NOTE – some tables are situated in close proximity to other diners and are pre-allocated before boarding. All tables are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. Window tables are available which seat up to two people only.
  • Dress-code: Semi-Formal Attire. It is encouraged to dress for the occasion/theme on the Murder Mystery Cruises but it is not essential. 
  • City Cruises does not certify that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. 
  • They are able to cater for Vegetarians and Vegans on this cruise. Please advise your dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • There is a bar on board if you wish to purchase alcoholic or additional drinks.
  • This is not suitable for wheelchair users. All guests must be able to walk from the Pier onto the boat and sit at the table without the aid of the wheelchair
  • Cancellation Policy: Tickets can be cancelled or amended with the supplier outside of 72 hours prior to departure date. 100 % cancellation fees will be charged within 72 hours.