Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Follow in the footsteps of the world's first and greatest consulting detective Mr Sherlock Holmes. Visit locations that inspired and appeared in the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and learn how Sherlock Holmes became one of the greatest literary figures of all time.

What's Included

Private tour with guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Westminster is home the Houses of Parliament also known as the Palace of Westminster. In the hit BBC TV series 'Sherlock' Parliament is almost destroyed by a bomb placed underground train, but luckily Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are on hand to save the day. Whilst in Westminster you will hear how the BBC TV series to film one of the most secure locations in the country, and how the scene involving the train may not be all that it appears to be.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Victoria Embankment
Victoria Embankment is a place that Detective Lestrade would be very familiar with given that it is the home to New Scotland Yard. Even the modern detective Lestrade would recognise this area of London as it is now where the new headquarters of the Metropolitan police service is based. It is from Victoria Embankment where we will look at what once was New Scotland Yard and where your guide will explain the history of the building, the Metropolitan police service, it's new home nearby, and why although Lestrade is considered to be one of the best people in the Met he always seems comical next to Sherlock Holmes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Downing Street
As we all know Downing Street is home to the Prime Minister and on occasion the Prime Minister has needed to call on the greatest consulting detective of all time Mr Sherlock Holmes. Whilst outside of Downing Street you will hear how Sherlock has done his duty for Queen and country and how this sense of duty crosses from the Conan Doyle books into many of the portrayals of the great detective on stage and screen.

Next to Downing Street is the Cabinet Office and this is the perfect place to explain the Holmes family's links to the British government. It is here outside the Cabinet office where you will hear all about Sherlock Holmes's elder brother Mycroft Holmes and how it is said that 'he is the British government'.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Admiralty Building
The Old Admiralty Building has been the residents of the U.K.'s leading politicians and is traditionally home to the First Lord of the Admiralty. As you walk past this historic building guide will explain how Sherlock Holmes story the case the Bruce Partington plans is considered to be the earliest spy thriller, and how the Sherlock Holmes classic went on to inspire spy thriller writers such as Ian Fleming.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Athenaeum Club is Conan Doyle's old club and is where he drew inspiration from when creating the famous Diogenes club. But why were these clubs so important when Conan Doyle was writing? Why are these clubs important now? And do any of them really have 'Stranger's Rooms'? Find out on our tour.

From outside the Athenaeum club you will also be able to see the statue of Edward VII and will discover from your guide a surprising link between this scandalous monarch and Sherlock Holmes.

As you walk towards Piccadilly you will also hear how Cox and Co had an important (if fictional) role in Dr Watson's Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes cases.

• Admission Ticket Free

Piccadilly Circus
Stand outside The Criterion Bar and Resturant and learn about how this former London institution celebrates its links to Sherlock Holmes even though it is now an Italian restaurant

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom and an incredibly popular filming location. Seen in both 'Elementary' and 'Sherlock' not only will you learn how these two modern dress versions of Sherlock Holmes came to film in the same location, but you will also discover the history of this famous square and white is of national and historic importance.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St Bartholomew's Hospital is the oldest hospital in Europe having been founded in 1123. Whilst outside this historic and very famous hospital your guide will reveal this hospital's impressive history and why Conan Doyle chose this hospital as the alma mater of Dr John Watson. Whilst here you will hear how Sherlock Holmes first meets Dr Watson in the short story 'A Study in Scarlet' and why the BBC TV series chose this building as a substitute for the Reichenbach Falls in their series two finale.

Want to know what it's like to study at Barts Hospital? If so you can request a guide who studied their Masters of Science at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in the Wolfson Institue of Population Health. (Please note this guide may not always be available, please message us for more details.)

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Baker Street
Everyone who loves Sherlock Holmes knows that he lives, with his companion Dr Watson and their housekeeper Mrs Hudson at 221B Baker Street. Whilst on this most famous street your guide will explain why Conan Doyle chose this address as Sherlock Holmes' residents and the problems it caused one of Britain's leading banks. It is here on Baker Street that you will also learn how the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle inspired one of Britain's most secret and clandestinely intelligence agencies during the Second World War and you will briefly hear about their most famous and daring raid to disrupt the Nazi atomic weapons programme.

The tour will finish outside the Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street where you can queue to explore the only museum in London which is dedicated to a fictional character. (Entry to the museum is not included as part of this tour).

• Admission Ticket Free


Excellent value
Karen W, 01-12-2019
Kathryn was a great host very knowledgable about sherlock movies and other movies shot in the area. We went past the sherlock Holmes pub and many more places of interest

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