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Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

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Overview

Follow in the footsteps of London’s most famous sleuth on a 2-hour Sherlock Holmes tour. With your film-savvy guide, explore myriad feature locations from Holmes’ literary and cinematic journeys. Visit the Royal Academy building, complete with fascinating reference to the thriller Murder by Decree. Literary buffs will enjoying see the sites of the fictional Diogenes Club and Pentonville Prison, as well as the charmed location of Holmes and Dr. Watson’s first meeting.
  • 2-hour Sherlock Holmes literary and film location tour of London
  • Learn about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who brought Sherlock Holmes to life on paper
  • Hear tales of the 1979 thriller Murder by Decree while seeing the Royal Academy building
  • Visit the location that featured as the Diogenes Club in the BBC Sherlock adaptation, with Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Stop for photos outside Somerset House, the Neo-Classical building that was used as Pentonville Prison
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Granaio Piccadilly - Italian Restaurant , 224 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HP, UK

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is outside the 'Granaio' restaurant in PICCADILLY CIRCUS, next to the Criterion Theatre. (Piccadilly Circus Tube – Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines, leave station by exit for statue of Eros.) where you will find your guide waiting for you.

10:30 AM
151 Strand , 151 Strand, London WC2R 1HL, UK
In the morning, head to Piccadilly Circus to meet your friendly guide and begin your walking tour through the sites and stories of Sherlock Holmes. As you begin, learn a bit about the beloved 19th-century detective – the brainchild of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – and his most tangled and fascinating adventures. Pass the initial meeting place of Holmes and his dear Dr. Watson, and continue to the Royal Academy building, used in the film adaptation of the 1979 thriller Murder by Decree.

Follow your guide’s carefully laid trail past famous book and film locations including grand hotels, pubs and gentlemen’s clubs. See the sites that inspired Doyle and have recently given host to performances by Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr., star of Guy Richie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes.

Stop at the site of the Diogenes Club, known for its strict no talking rule, and Somerset House, location of the fictional Pentonville Prison. Admire the lovely (and very non-prison like!) Neo-Classical architecture while hearing tales of the prison’s infamous resident, Lord Blackwood. This tour offers plenty of time to brush up on Holmes lore, ask questions and snap photos.

Your tour concludes on the Strand in central London.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Somerset House
The tour ends at Somerset House, to see the site that was used as Pentonville Prison in the 2009 film. While the grand Neo-Classical façade of the building couldn’t be more different to the real-life prison, your guide will bring scenes from the film to life with tales of the baddie who was held there – Lord Blackwood. When your Sherlock Holmes tour of London is over, finish your tour here overlooking the River Thames - the artery that runs through the city of Sherlock Holmes.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piccadilly Circus
Meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus in central London, and then set off on your walking tour, hearing about Sherlock Holmes – the fictional sleuth from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s late 19th-century stories. The escapades of the deerstalker-clad detective were so popular that film adaptations followed the books, and filming sites are now scattered around the capital. See the place where the eccentric Sherlock Holmes first met Dr Watson – his loyal friend and adviser – and hear trivia about the 1979 thriller
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Academy of Arts
Murder by Decree, which featured the pair. Visit the Royal Academy building, which was used in the film, and stroll around some of the pubs and grand hotels that were mentioned in the books. Your guide will entertain you with insider gossip about different iterations of Sherlock Holmes productions including Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Junior, followed by a walk to the Diogenes Club as seen in BBC Sherlock – a fictional gentleman’s club where a strict no-talking rule was imposed. After stopping for photos outside, you'll see numerous locations linked with the famous detective.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brit Movie Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London.

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