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Tour Operator: Brit Movie Tours 2 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: London

Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London

Embark on the best Sherlock Holmes London Tour!

Duration

2 hours

About

Grab your deerstalker, as you embark on a Sherlock Holmes London Tour, 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 London Tour is a must-do walk for real fans of Holmes and Watson.

The walking tour starts at the very place where Holmes and Watson first meet at Piccadilly and then 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.

Some of the stories covered on tour include A Study in Scarlet, The Illustrious Client, His Last Bow, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Scandal in Bohemia and many others.

Being the most filmed character in all literature, more so that Bond, Oliver Twist, or even Jesus Christ you will also get to see numerous sites that have featured in TV and 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 (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 Baker Street as part of the itinerary

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  • 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
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For all bookings of day tours, a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice, no refund is given.

For all bookings of multi-day and custom private tours, a minimum of 72 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 72 hours' notice, no refund is given*

*Note that in the event the client requests a refund for any reason, Tour Desk reserves the right to charge a 3% administration fee to cover costs incurred.

Cancellation and refund requests need to be sent in writing to info@tourdesk.io

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About this ticket:

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Amending your tour date:

At least 48 hours advance notice is required to change your tour date.


Clothing:

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as the tour goes ahead rain or shine.


Accessibility:

Please note this tour is NOT wheelchair friendly.


Where to stay:

If you need to book a hotel we recommend booking.com or the Premier Inn


Travelling to and around London:

If travelling into London by train make sure you book your tickets in advance through the trainline website. Also check underground updates to see if there are any disruptions to the tube service to avoid delays. Getting around London you will need an Oyster card which is a travelcard that allows you to use public transport in London. Click here to buy a Visitor Oyster card.


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- Great pictures on tour - Share your best pics with us by either posting them online and using the hashtag #britmovietours or by emailing them to social@britmovietours.com


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Good to Know:

  • The tour lasts approximately 2 hours

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time. The meeting point is outside the 'Granaio' restaurant at 224 Piccadilly (which also says Criterion in the blue sign above the entrance) near to the Eros statue at 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.

  • The tour finishes at Somerset House on The Strand

  • The tour does NOT include a visit to Baker Street due to its proximity to the walking tour route

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