Amba Marble Arch




Fri 03 December 2021

Thu 16 December 2021

Fri 17 December 2021


“Fantastic event. Actors

were brilliant, entertainment

and food was lovely.”

PA at Barclays

What to expect from our murder mystery Christmas party nights…

About the venue

Enter the world of Sherlock Holmes in the elegant surroundings of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch this Christmas. This 4 star venue is perfectly situated in Marble Arch, right at the Hyde Park end of Oxford Street. The venue is within easy walking distance of the Central Line with Marble Arch station only 3 minutes away and Bond Street only 7 minutes. Party-goers who want to stay overnight shouldn’t be disappointed as the hotel has a whopping 692 bedrooms on site. And if you fancy meeting up for a cocktail before dinner, the world-famous Hard Rock Café is literally right next door. 

About the murder mystery

Sherlock Holmes murder mystery – News of a murder comes through and the drama unfolds while you and your guests enjoy a delicious three course Christmas dinner. The action is fast and furious so you’ll have to be on your toes to unravel the mystery and claim your prize as the best detective. These are interactive events with guests invited examine clues, listen to live suspect testimonies, quiz the actors and work in teams to uncover the murderer. 

Choice of dining rooms  – In the shared dining room, your group will be allocated their own tables and compete against other teams. You’ll be involved in solving the mystery but all of the suspect roles will be played by our professional actors. Alternatively, you may wish to opt for a private dining room where we supply a detective and your group members play the part of suspects. Contact us to discuss the private dining option further (a supplement may apply depending on your group size). 

About the after-dinner entertainment

As if the murder mystery wasn’t enough, we’ve packed this event full of extra entertainment, it’s Christmas after all! Whether you’ve been seated in the shared party room or a private dining room, your tickets all include access to the following:

Photo booth  – Your ticket price includes unlimited trips to the photo booth. Each visit includes double prints for guests to take home as a souvenir.

Casino tables – Blackjack and roulette tables are included in the ticket price and are a great way to compete against your colleagues. The “gambling” is only for fun, with paper money and casino chips provided.

Live party band and disco – Our superb live party band plays a variety of popular party hits from across the decades.  

Package includes…

Prosecco reception

Three course Christmas dinner

Murder mystery show

Live party band after dinner

Fun casino tables

Photo booth


Prawn and smoked salmon tian, asparagus, cress salad, Marie Rose sauce.

Roast chicken, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, chicken jus

Chocolate and orange torte, mandarins, yoghurt


Spiced butternut squash veloute, toasted pine nuts, sun-dried tomato, basil oil

Pearl couscous risotto, marinated woodland mushrooms, artichokes, pickled walnuts, roasted cherry tomato salsa

Chocolate and orange torte, mandarins, yoghurt

Menus subject to change if certain ingredients are unavailable due to supply chain issues

A glass of Prosecco is included on arrival.

Pre-order table wine for £20.50+VAT per bottle, the ratio of white and red can be set as per guests requirements.

Drink tokens are available on request. Pre-order 3 tokens (house wine, beer or soft drinks) for £13.50+VAT or 5 tokens for £21+VAT.

Water is provided on each table.

A full cash bar is available throughout the night should you require any drinks outside of the standard package.

A full wine list is available at this venue. All bespoke wine orders will need to be requested prior to the event. 

Contact us to discuss your drinks package now.

The running order for the event is as follows:

7.00pm – Guests arrive for welcome drink

7.20pm – Murder mystery begins

7.50pm – Dinner is served

10.00pm – Live party band begins

12.00am – Music reduced to background level

12.30am – Music finishes

1.00am – Carriages

Please treat the above as a guide rather than an exact schedule.

At all of our Christmas parties we want our guests to feel comfortable and have a great time.

We don’t enforce a dress code but the majority of our guests choose to wear ‘smart casual’ attire to this event.

We cater for all dietary requirements and these can be noted on the paperwork we send once you have booked. The only exception is Kosher which requires specialist caterers – please contact us for more information on 020 7183 3821.

We require a deposit of £30+VAT per guest in order to secure your booking, the final balance is due four weeks before the party.

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For inspiration: images from previous murder mystery nights…

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If you’d like to book tickets for our Sherlock Holmes Christmas party simply fill in the form below. One of our sales team will check availability then send through all of the necessary paperwork including a deposit invoice and our terms & conditions.

Please note that your tickets won’t be fully confirmed until we’ve both signed a contract.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 020 7183 3821 or fill in our general contact form.

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