Private tour

London: Sherlock Holmes Guided City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tours of the UK

London: Sherlock Holmes Guided City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tours of the UK
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From US$ 175.16 per group up to 15

Likely to sell out

Walk in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous consulting detective, on this guided walking tour. Visit locations from the books, films, and TV adaptations, including 221B Baker St.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience London through the lens of Sherlock Holmes on a guided walking tour
  • See famous locations from the hit BBC TV series "Sherlock" and Guy Ritchie films
  • Hear behind-the-scenes secrets, and learn the history of the original stories
  • See the bar where Sherlock Holmes is first mentioned in "A Study in Scarlet'"
  • Find out how Conan Doyle created product placement and other interesting facts
Full description

Take a look at London through the eyes of Sherlock Holmes on this guided walking tour. Discover locations from the original short stories and novels as well as the film and TV adaptations. Explore the history of the texts and find out behind-the-scenes secrets.

Begin by walking to locations from the original short stories and novels, and hear how Sherlock's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, used the London that he knew and loved to create the dangerous, crime-filled, and fascinating London Sherlock Holmes inhabits.

See the library where Dr Watson borrows books on Chinese pottery in "The Adventure Of The Illustrious Client", the Charing Cross hotel where Irene Adler stays at in "A Scandal In Bohemia", and the restaurant on the Strand, which was a favorite of both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great fictional consulting detective. Continue on to the famous London locations from the BBC TV series "Sherlock", and Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" films starring Robert Downey Jr. This includes the Diogenes Club and the 221B Baker St flat from the series Sherlock, Lord Blackwood's prison cell from the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films, and several other film and TV locations linked to the various versions of Sherlock Holmes that have graced the silver screen.

Learn how Sherlock Holmes has gone on to become the most portrayed fictional character in history and how movies of the great detective were hugely popular in Russia during the Cold War. Then, visit Bart's Hospital, the medical school where Dr. John Watson trained as a surgeon, with a former medical student of the school. Whilst at Barts, learn why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle chose this medical institution as Dr. Watson's alma mater and what it's like to study at the oldest hospital in Europe. Finally, head to Baker Street. While at Baker Street, discover why Conan Doyle chose 221B Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes' address, who the real Baker Street regulars were (and how they secured an Allied victory during the Second World War), and how the Sherlock Holmes Museum ended up in a fight with an international bank over the rights to Sherlock's mail.

End your tour opposite the Sherlock Holmes Museum, so you can continue to explore Sherlock's London before visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum itself.

  • Guide
  • Tour
  • Public transportation fees
  • Attraction tickets
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Wait for your guide outside the Criterion Theatre. Your guide will be wearing a Tours of the UK coat or carrying a Tours of the UK backpack.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 406534