A Moving Murder Mystery
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Step aboard an immersive mystery on Britain’s most iconic train. Travel back in time to 1951 to be embroiled in the history and intrigue of British Pullman as you encounter a host of enigmatic characters. Will your party have the skills to decipher the clues and identify the villain?
Your unforgettable experience begins as you board the vintage British Pullman at London Victoria Station. Relax in your upholstered armchair with a glass of champagne and take in the craftsmanship and captivating glamour of your carriage. As you’re served a sublime five-course lunch with wine, keep your eyes peeled and your senses on high alert – there’s a murderer in your midst! In this loving homage to the rich British thriller tradition, splendidly attired “suspects” are visiting the 1951 Festival of Britain. A fresh optimism is sweeping the country but, on board, things may not be quite what they seem. The intimate setting of our art deco train heightens the suspense as you roll through the Kent countryside. Using your clue sheet and detective skills you can interview the suspects to crack the case. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, every dramatic plot twist invites you to lean further into the train’s astonishing history. Combining luxury, glamour and a dash of adventure, and curated by world-leading theatrical production company ‘Private Drama Events’, this incredible round-trip is an experience no self-respecting sleuth should miss.
View our 2023 dates
Our Murder Mystery lunch journeys operate on selected dates throughout the year. See the 2023 schedule for these trips below: 10 March 24 March 7 April 21 April 5 May 13 May 19 May 9 June 22 June 30 June 8 July 11 August 25 August 15 September 6 October 27 October 16 November 30 NovemberV
Embalmer, cryptozoologist, pickler of rare species and friend of the Royal Family, Harry Audrey's anthropomorphic dioramas featuring stuffed animals are on display in the Southbank "Unsophisticated Arts" Exhibition. He is also a keen mystery enthusiast and was part of the committee assembling the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition.
The Festival of Britain
In 1951, during the Festival of Britain, the British Pullman train was used to transport visitors between London and the festival site on the South Bank of the Thames. Among the carriages used were Cygnus, Perseus, and Minerva, providing a comfortable way for people to travel to the various events and exhibitions taking place during the festival, which celebrated British culture and achievements in the post-war era.
One of the highlights of the festival was the Pleasure Gardens, an amusement park-style area featuring a wide range of attractions, including a miniature railway, a funfair, and a water chute. The Pleasure Gardens offered a fun and exciting escape from the serious tone of the rest of the festival and proved to be extremely popular with visitors.