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Sherlock Holmes Tour of London

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Discover literary and filming location sites on the Sherlock Holmes Tour of London

Grab your deerstalker and embark on a Sherlock Holmes Tour of London. This guided walking tour explores places featured in the books and real sites that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This unique tour features movie filming locations as well as adaptations from various television series about the detective’s great adventures.

This Sherlock Holmes Tour of London is a must-do walk for real fans of Holmes and Watson.

The walking tour of London starts at the very place where Holmes and Watson first meet at Piccadilly. It then takes in literary sites from gentlemen’s clubs to grand hotels featured in some of the novels and short stories. Your guide will give you the context in which these stories are set and how London inspired the author of the books, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stories included on the tour

  • A Study in Scarlet,
  • The Illustrious Client,
  • His Last Bow,
  • The Adventure of the Retired Colourman,
  • Reichenbach Falls,
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles,
  • A Scandal in Bohemia and many others

Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character in all literature, more so than Bond, Oliver Twist, or even Jesus Christ . As part of the tour, you will get to see locations featured in TV and film adaptations with Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Plummer, Robert Downey Jr, and Jeremy Brett starring as the great detective.

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 (but only if you want to!).  The Sherlock Holmes London Tour finishes at Somerset House on The Strand but please note that this tour does not include the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street as part of the itinerary.


Please also note:

  • This Sherlock Holmes tour is accessible for wheelchair users and for parents with prams or buggies, but please let us know so we can inform our guide
  • BSL is not provided for this tour  
  • All people under 18 (i.e. 17 years old and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years or over) on all tours
  • 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 including The Illustrious Client, The Bruce Partington Plans, A Study in Scarlet and other Sherlock stories
  • Join other fans of the great detective making it a collectively enjoyable experience
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance and lowest price guarantee
  • Max group size of 20 persons
  • Gift vouchers available with 12 months validity and free exchanges
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