Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London

Follow in the footsteps of the world’s first and greatest consulting detective Mr Sherlock Holmes. Visit locations that inspired and appeared in the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and learn how Sherlock Holmes became one of the greatest literary figures of all time.

Led by a true Sherlockian super-fan, this tour is not to be missed as our guides are all huge geeks who love the subject of Sherlock Holmes as much as you do. Not only will you get to spend time with people who are as excited about the elementary elements of the Conan Doyle stories, but you will also be able to see some of London’s most amazing landmarks too!

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Locations (12)

1. Meeting point: Westminster Station

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before departure in front of the Westminster Station (outside Caffè Nero), Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

2. New Scotland Yard

On the walk down Victoria Embankment our guide will tell you all about the old (and new) Scotland Yard, which is home to the Metropolitan Police.

3. 10 Downing Street

As we stop at Downing Street you will learn about Sherlock’s links to the British Government and how Sherlock’s brother Mycroft is an important part of the British establishment.

4. Great Scotland Yard

Learn about the original home of the Metropolitan Police service and how the ‘Met’ still have an unusual presence here.

5. Sherlock Holmes Pub

Learn how this pub got its name and how nearby locations inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

6. Oscar Wilde Statue

What does Oscar Wilde have to do with Sherlock Holmes? The answers may surprise you!

7. Duke of York's Theatre

The very first stage play of Sherlock Holmes started the career of one of the 20th century’s most famous film faces… but can you figure out who it is?

8. Trafalgar Square

Learn about how Trafalgar Square has been used in two very different, but very popular TV adaptations of the classic Sherlock stories.

9. Admiralty Arch

Why did the British Government call on Sherlock Holmes? Find out at Admiralty Arch which might even be a clue to the case in question.

10. Athenaeum Clup

The Athenaeum Club was the club of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which partially inspired the fictional Diogenes Club.

11. London Library

The London Library is possibly the second most important library in London. Find out how its founder Sir Thomas Carlyle changed the way that libraries operated and how this beautiful mecca for lovers of books sneaks into an illustrious Sherlock story.

12. Piccadilly Circus

Stand outside The Criterion and learn about how this former London institution celebrates its links to Sherlock Holmes even though it is now a theatre.

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