The Sherlock Holmes Tour of London is a must-do walk for real fans of Holmes and Watson. The guided walking tour explores places featured in the books and real sites that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This unique tour features movie filming locations as well as adaptations from various television series about the detective’s great adventures.

How do I go on the Sherlock Holmes tour in London?

The tour starts Outside the ‘Savini at Criterion’ restaurant at Piccadilly Circus and finishes at Somerset House on The Strand.

The walking tour of London starts at the very place where Holmes and Watson first meet at Piccadilly. It then takes in literary sites from gentlemen’s clubs to grand hotels featured in some of the novels and short stories. Your guide will give you the context in which these stories are set and how London inspired the author of the books, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Feel free to dress up as the Master Sleuth himself or any other character in the series (but 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 the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street as part of the itinerary.

  • Duration 2 hours
  • Price: adult £15 , Under 15 £10
  • Guide included
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Saturdays departing at 10:30am (Jan – Dec)
    Wednesdays departing at 10:30am (Feb – Nov, Xmas Holidays)

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