Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

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Duration - 2 hours

INR 1,203 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Spend the morning hot on the heels of Sherlock Holmes in London, learning about the popular Victorian detective while seeing countless filming locations and literary haunts. The 2-hour tour is led by a film-expert guide, who’ll introduce you to sites like Somerset House, the fictional Diogenes Club and more, used in adaptations like Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ as well as the 1979 thriller ‘Murder by Decree.’ So, book now! As the man himself would say: ‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson.’

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Sherlock Holmes Walk 10:30am 10:30

INR 1,203
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
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Stop At: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA England

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

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

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

Stop At: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House Piccadilly Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD England

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

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Inclusions

  • Professional guide

Departure time

10:30 AM


Departure point

Granaio Piccadilly - Italian Restaurant, 224 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9HP, UK


Recent reviews

philrS3144UE   13th September 2022

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Our guide, Ian, made every accommodation for me as a wheelchair user, and did so without any fuss. I found the tour extremely interesting,(as did my 13yr old daughter) just the right length, and Ian was very approachable and happy to expand on any point he had made or simply to chat about other aspects of London. Very worthwhile couple of hours.

6gerryl   8th September 2022

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Fiona was funny, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She handled the rain (in London?) and traffic expertly.

roswithak326   29th August 2022

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Our guide, Ian, was very funny and engaging. We were shown lots of filming spots for different Holmes-adaptations, e.g. BBC's Sherlock, Downey's Sherlock Holmes films and even The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. A lovely and interesting tour of London not only for fans. Very recommendable!

alessiadI789VI   24th August 2022

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The tour has been amazing and our guide, Ian, was so kind and gave us lots of interesting details. I strongly recommend it!

caitlinbE2508XJ   21st August 2022

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We received x2 tickets as a Christmas gift, and it definitely didn’t disappoint!! Very engaging and light hearted fun for an English teacher on her London holiday. Thank you Ian for our tour :)

audreytX1343CU   16th August 2022

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A very interesting visit, which tought us a lot of things thanks to our very cultivated and nice guide.

SLamReviews   11th August 2022

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There is a tremendous history of Sherlock Holmes (in all its forms) in London and this tour gave us a glimpse of each of them. Whether it's from film, plays or television shows, our tour guide Ian provided us so much insight into the great detective. Our tour starts off at the restaurant where the story of Sherlock began. This is where Watson meets up with a friend and is enquiring about places where he could find a flatmate. Thus, the beginning of Sherlock and Watson's friendship. Over the course of the tour, we were shown different parts of the city where the multiple film adaptations and BBC show were filmed. Ian gave us accompanying photos to help visualize some of the film locations of the film. And of course, we were able to see the publishing house where the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing was distributed throughout the world. A few fun notable stops was outside the Sherlock Holmes-themed pub, which features a floor of historical Sherlock Holmes props and materials from the character's history through different mediums. Also, we stood outside the playhouse in which the first play production of the character was portrayed and how this specific run led to the image of what we view Holmes as now. Ian also provided us some history of the city as we walked by several notable monuments. That was an added bonus as we walked through different parts of London. This was a treat for me and my wife as we saw Sherlock's imprint into the fabric of the city. It's a definite must for any fan of Sherlock Holmes.

SuziePaul   9th June 2022

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Fiona the walk lead was knowledgeable, fun and really brought the walk to life. She not only knew her Sherlock Holmes subject but was able to give the history of the areas too. Would really recommend this walk for Sherlock Holmes lovers

Happygoluckyhere   4th May 2022

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An excellent tour given by Fiona. A lot of good information well given. Helped by a photo flip book that Fiona used to show us scenes from the films and t.v program. It could be quite a fast paced at times in order to get all the venues seen. I would certainly recommend this tour to others.

Jakobistan   14th March 2022

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Jenny was the best! Great experience for a big Sherlockfan and a first-time London-visitor! Not the most cliche locations, but the ones that make you go like oh yeah! Cool! And have you get to know London as well.