Whether You're A Sherlock Or A Dr Watson, This Is The Walking Tour For You

Laura Savage
Jan 30, 2024 By Laura Savage
Originally Published on Jan 09, 2020
follow in the footsteps of the Sherlock
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Is your child a budding young detective, crime-solver and Sherlock Holmes lover? Then grab your deerstalker and embark on this Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London to immerse yourself in the world of everyone’s favourite sociopath.

This tantalising tour explores the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novels as well as locations used in the film and TV adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Starting at the point where Holmes and Watson first meet, you’ll be taken through the story’s most iconic spots by an expert guide who’ll have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the mysterious man and his adventures in London. 

locations used in the film and TV adaptations of Sherlock Holmes

Whether you’re a lifelong Londoner or visiting for the first time, this tour will let you see the city in a whole new light and make the Sherlock stories come alive as you walk the very streets that the detective does. You’ll be able to trace Doyle’s nineteenth century inspiration onto the capital today and discover this wonderful fusion of old and new that makes London so unique. Have your eyes opened to the city's history and literally follow in the footsteps of the great detective as you unlock secrets yourself of its winding streets.

Whether your little ones are Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr. fans, the tour will include locations used for on-site filming in both the Hollywood movie and BBC TV drama. Make sure you take your camera to snap where your favourite actors stood and slot into the scenes yourself! Dress-up is not required but deerstalkers, trench coats and magnifying glasses are warmly welcomed...

Street for the Sherlock Holmes Museum

The walking tour lasts for two hours from the Savini & Criterion Restaurant at Piccadilly to Somerset House on The Strand, and the only thing it doesn’t include is Baker Street for the Sherlock Holmes Museum. To make a Holmes day of it, why not pop back to the Sherlock Holmes pub for lunch - a memorabilia-filled landmark of Northumberland Street which you’ll pass - then head to the 221B museum to complete your fix and grab a photo at Sherlock’s silhouette in Baker Street tube station before heading home!


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Written by Laura Savage

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

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Laura SavageBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

Growing up in the bustling city of London, Laura has always had a passion for exploring everything it has to offer. From trips to the theater and Science Museum to leisurely strolls in the park, she loves immersing herself in the culture and diversity of the city. Laura's love of travel, writing, and art exhibitions has taken her around the world in search of inspiration. She also enjoys discovering the latest food and drink hotspots in London. With a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Birmingham and a Masters's degree in Publishing from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. In her spare time, she also likes to flex her creative muscles by designing eye-catching graphics for Kidadl's social media platforms.

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