Low Cost Detectives

Suite 33, 63-66, Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE Directions

Business overview

We have been providing our clients with a unique, simple, cost effective yet high value and very results driven service since 1991.  UK and Worldwide Specialist Detectives.

After working in the Detective Industry for over 30 years Christopher Knowles and Peter Smithson one day over lunch were discussing how they had noticed that whilst Detective and Investigation work is a very specialist area requiring unique skills and contacts, companies often over charge and over complicate their services and offerings.

Inspired by this they decided to set up Low Cost Detectives in order to provide clients a unique, simple, cost effective, yet high value and very results driven service.

We only employ highly skilled private investigators and surveillance experts as well as a team of former government researchers. We use the latest technology and work to the most exacting professional standards. The service we provide is friendly, discreet, affordable and fully legal. 

Products & Services

Background Checks

Commercial Investigations


Due Diligence

Electronic Surveillance

Fraud Investigation

Insurance Investigations

Internal Theft

Matrimonial Matters

Missing Persons

Photographic Evidence

Private Investigators



Vehicle Tracking

Video Evidence

Witness Statements

Handwriting Analysis

Forensic Services

Female Investigators

Employment Vetting

Criminal Defence



Romance Scams

Catfish Scams

Online Dating Scams

Nanny Background Checks


Honey Trap success

I used this company to honey trap my fiancee who I suspected was having an affair. They were very professional and kept me in the loop with every step, They provided me with proof, and I got the answers I was looking for. Unfortunately it didn't end up with a happy ending for me, but at last I didn't end up going through with the marriage. If you have any doubts about relationships and want to put any thoughts at rest, use LCD, they get the job done.
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Professional company with good knowledge

Low cost detectives helped me to find out whether my soon to be husband was already married with children. It was a great relief to have my suspicions confirmed and I was able to walk away from what would have been a very difficult situation. They were very professional and discreet and gave me regular updates.
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Very resourceful company who gave me the answers I needed for so long

Really impressed with the discreet and professional service that Low Cost Detectives provided me with. The amount of information that they were able to find out was very impressive, I had tried for years to find out background information on my partner but without success. I was very satisfied with the whole process and the final conclusion. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone who has concerns of whatever nature, that they are unable to get answers for themselves.
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Due Diligence

Definitely recommend the services of Low Cost Detectives! They found the shareholders of a company with highly complex organizational structure and helped us identify the fraudulent activities of those people. Saved us a lot of money!
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Asset Tracing - Amazing Company

Amazing company. Great attention to detail and really made me feel at ease. Traced all the Assets my husband was hiding during the divorce and more I didn't even know about. 10/10. Highly recommend.
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