Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour - BBC Series & Traditional Locations

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Departs: London, London

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For all Sherlock Holmes fans! The perfect tour to take you deep into the world of the great Detective. 

If you love the traditional Conan Doyle stories, or simply prefer the new BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman this tour is for you, as it is flexible and will be tailored to your personal interests.
• All the key BBC Filming Locations 
• Locations from the original stories 
• Expert guide Who is a huge Sherlock Holmes Fan
• Arthur Conan Doyle related sites
• A private and bespoke tour at your pace
• Your guide will meet you personally at your accommodation
• Other iconic London locations included on the tour.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Transportation to/from attractions - This is mainly a walking tour, but an Oyster Card or travel card is required for the London Underground to make it easier to move between locations.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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

The Game is afoot...

It doesn't matter if you are a die hard traditionalist or a modern BBC "Sherlock" fan. I am a nerd for everything Sherlock Holmes and have got you covered! This tour is designed to give you details on the history and locations of the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and important filming locations from the recent BBC series. This tour also covers some great London landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, and the place where William Wallace (Braveheart) was executed.

Starting at Embankment station you will be given an overview of the traditional stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before your guide takes you to the Sherlock Holmes Pub (a location from Hound of the Baskervilles) The upper rooms contain a recreation of Sherlock's sitting room at 221b Baker Street. Then its on to Scotland Yard and the location where Inspector's Lestrade and Hopkins work. Not that Holmes has a particularly high opinion of the Yard Detectives!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Now its time to see a famous location from the BBC Sherlock series. Remember the scene where Holmes and Watson have just met and are having dinner. They spot a suspicious taxi, Watson leaves his walking stick behind, and they run through the streets trying to catch the Taxi. We will make a stop at that very restaurant!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Russell Square
The area of Russell square has a long association with writers. The Bloomsbury Group were based here, and so too was Arthur Conan Doyle in 1891. We will pass Sherlock's home before he moved to 221b Baker Street, and go to the spot where Mike Stamford met Dr Watson in the BBC series Sherlock. The route will also pass other filming locations from the BBC show.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sherlock Holmes Museum
Located in Baker Street the Sherlock Holmes Museum is set out as the home Sherlock and Dr Watson share with Mrs Hudson. It matches exactly the descriptions given by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Your guide will end the tour here and leave you to enjoy the shop and museum. If you have any further questions or require any assistance for onward travel your guide will be pleased to assist.

• Admission Ticket Free


A great experience
Shayna_S, 24-09-2022
This was a great tour. It brought to life so many aspects of the books and BBC series. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and included other pieces of history throughout the city.
Great Tour for Sherlock fans
msg1316a842dc1442022, 21-09-2022
My friends and I really enjoyed this tour. Richard was clearly a fan of the subject and enjoyed showing us around. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to show us some other historical landmarks around London. We plan on taking other tours with Richard when we next get back to the UK.
Great tour!
Joy_K, 21-09-2022
Richard was fantastic and very knowledgeable! Really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it. He also pointed out some unique historical parts of London.
Sherlock Holmes Tour!
Michael_V, 13-07-2022
Our tour guide, Richard, was extremely kind and knowledgeable. We had a great time walking around parts of London experiencing destinations that were vital to both the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels and short stories as well as BBC’s Sherlock. In addition, gave us some insight on other locations that were part of Harry Potter and Charles Dickens. Highly recommend for fans!
pfoliver14, 07-09-2018
I’m a teen who loves Sherlock Holmes especially the hit B.B.C. show. The guide (I think his name was Richard) was extremely friendly and knew things that even I (a pretty big fan) didn’t know! The Tour was exactly as described, was about three and a half hours and ended at the Sherlock Holmes Museum!

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