SHERLOCK HOLMES 125TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first Sherlock Holmes short story. Our tour retraces Sir Conan Doyle's steps, visiting his favourite haunts in London and the south-east, plus the locations which inspired him when writing about the famous detective. The tour can also include film locations from the popular TV Series Sherlock
Tour highlights include:
- Visit famous 221B Baker Street – now the Sherlock Holmes museum showcasing a recreation of his study and Dr Watson's bedroom.
- See the London address which features as 221B Baker Street in the latest Sherlock television production.
- Enjoy refreshments in the actual Speedy's Café or The Sherlock Holmes pub, which appears in The Noble Bachelors and memorabilia including Dr Watson's old service revolver.
- The British Museum, often visited by Holmes for his research.
- Madame Tussauds for the 'Sherlock Holmes Experience'
- Enjoy dinner in one of Sherlock Holmes' favourite restaurants.
- Panoramic tours will include other key London locations which feature in the series including Russell Square Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and St Bartholomew's Hospital – the oldest standing hospital in England, plus a visit inside St Paul's Cathedral.
- The Tower of London and The Old Bailey - both used for exterio filming in The Reichenbach Fall
- Buckingham Palace, Irene Adler's home in Eaton Square and Boscobel Place were all used for exterior shots in A Scandal in Blegravia
- Reseidences in London associated with Sherlock Holmes, such as his grandfather's house, Uncle Richard's House plus Sherlock Holmes rooms in Montague Street where he resided before moving to Baker Street
- The Langham Hotel which famously hosted a dinner between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.
- The Museum of London for the Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die exhibition, which recreates Sherlock's London and explores how Sherlock Holmes continues to attract huge audiences today.
- Accommodation in a 5 star hotel, formerly a French restaurant which opened in 1865, used as a location for The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.
- Visit Kent and journey through the 'Weald' which features prominently in Doyle's novels and stories.
- See Doyle's hosue in Crowborough and visit Groombridge Place. scene of The Valley of the Fear.
- Dinner at a hotel, which was the former home of the author and where he wrote stories including The Hound of the Baskervilles.
- Visit to the West Country to see Conan Doyle's first home and medical practice in Southsea, his home in the New Forest and his grave in Minstead.
Contact us with your group travel requirements.
Photographs: Main image: The British Museum ©VisitBritain; front of 221B Baker Street ©The Sherlock Holmes Museum; Sherlock Holmes' study © The Sherlock Holmes Museum.