Murder on the Thames

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Sherlock Homes is coming aboard which can mean only one thing, the game is afloat. The Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company are teaming up with the Sherlock Holmes Society and the great detective to bring you a wonderful interactive three hour murder mystery experience.

On arrival you will be greeted on board by Mr Holmes and while a mixer quiz takes place where some guests will be invited to volunteer and take on the roles of the suspects (for which they will be provided with suitable props and clothes). Guests are most welcome to come in costume if they would like.

Just before lunch is served, approximately half an hour after departure, a murder will take place and the investigation will begin. Main course is served and over the course of the meal further scenes will be performed and more importantly the crucial clues are given out.

After main course you will be invited to go and search for physical evidence hidden around the boat. Following this you will get your ‘just desserts’ as the final scenes are performed and dessert is served.

After dessert, a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee will be served and the denouncement and prize giving will take place with the murderer, one of the guests, being revealed.

£36 per person including VAT

Sample Menu

Main course

Braised beef with fondant potato, red cabbage and green beans


(V) Lemon posset with shortbread and fresh berries

A cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee will be served

Please be aware that we must check availability of Mr Holmes on the date requested, because he is often busy on other cases, before a confirmed booking can be made.

£36 per person including VAT – 3 hour cruise
(minimum numbers for this cruise 36 persons)

Cruises run on weekdays all year round. This cruise is not available during the week of Henley Regatta, 1st to the 5th of July. Windsor race days may restrict Monday bookings between May and July.