Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London – Overview
“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know. ” Grab your deerstalker, as you embark on a Sherlock Holmes Tour of London, exploring places featured in the books, real sites that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as locations featured in film and TV adaptations of the detective’s great adventures.
This Sherlock Holmes walk is a must-do tour for real fans of Holmes and Watson.
The tour starts at the very place where Holmes and Watson first meet. Then, it takes in literary sites from gentlemen’s clubs to grand hotels featured in some of the novels and short stories, as well as the London that inspired the author of the books, Arthur Conan Doyle.
You get to visit many of the film and TV locations and inspirations in the capital. Those were featured in screen adaptations starring Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. Along the way. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures and see the locations up-close!
Feel free to dress up as the Master Sleuth himself or any other character in the series (only if you want to!). The Sherlock Holmes London tour finishes at Somerset House on The Strand . However, please note that this tour does not include Baker Street as part of the itinerary.
- See where John Watson first hears of Sherlock Holmes from his friend Stamford.
- Visit locations featured in the BBC Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, as well as the big screen adaptation with Robert Downey Jr.
- Find existing locations from the Conan Doyle books. For instance, The Illustrious Client, The Bruce Partington Plans, A Study in Scarlet and other Sherlock stories.
You must pre-book your tour tickets in advance. All people under 18 (i.e. 17 years old and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or over) on all tours.
Duration of tour: 2 Hours
Owing to the nature of the locations visited, this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or for parents with prams or buggies.
This tour does not include Baker Street as part of the itinerary.
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Saturdays departing at 10:30am (Jan – Dec)
Wednesdays departing at 10:30am (Feb – Nov, Xmas Holidays)
Fridays departing at 10:30am (Easter & Jul – Aug)