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Sherlock Holmes Film Location Tour in London

  • 2-hour Sherlock Holmes literary and film location tour of London
  • Learn about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who brought Sherlock Holmes to life on paper
  • Hear tales of the 1979 thriller Murder by Decree while seeing the Royal Academy building
Sherlock Holmes Film Location Tour in London
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Sherlock Holmes Film Location Tour in London
USD 15.52

Follow in the footsteps of London’s most famous sleuth on a 2-hour Sherlock Holmes tour. With your film-savvy guide, explore myriad feature locations from Holmes’ literary and cinematic journeys. Visit the Royal Academy building, complete with fascinating reference to the thriller Murder by Decree. Literary buffs will enjoying see the sites of the fictional Diogenes Club and Pentonville Prison, as well as the charmed location of Holmes and Dr. Watson’s first meeting.

What to Expect

In the morning, head to Piccadilly Circus to meet your friendly guide and begin your walking tour through the sites and stories of Sherlock Holmes. As you begin, learn a bit about the beloved 19th-century detective – the brainchild of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – and his most tangled and fascinating adventures. Pass the initial meeting place of Holmes and his dear Dr. Watson, and continue to the Royal Academy building, used in the film adaptation of the 1979 thriller Murder by Decree.

Follow your guide’s carefully laid trail past famous book and film locations including grand hotels, pubs and gentlemen’s clubs. See the sites that inspired Doyle and have recently given host to performances by Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr., star of Guy Richie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes.

Stop at the site of the Diogenes Club, known for its strict no talking rule, and Somerset House, location of the fictional Pentonville Prison. Admire the lovely (and very non-prison like!) Neo-Classical architecture while hearing tales of the prison’s infamous resident, Lord Blackwood. This tour offers plenty of time to brush up on Holmes lore, ask questions and snap photos.

Your tour concludes on the Strand in central London.

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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received this walking tour as a gift from my ex-colleagues when I moved employer, and what a gift. This gem of a tour was brilliant. Our tour guide Chris was both informative and imginative with his explanations of the various Sherlock Holmes films and...More

Thank smiler1956
Reviewed 14 July 2018
Loved it.

Our guide Chris was very knowledgable about the locations and the episodes. He is a true Sherlock fan. He was funny and entertaining. I would recommend to friends.

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Thanks to our lovely tour guide Owen who did a great job taking us on this tour. Not a Sherlock fan myself but booked this for my 13 year old son who is a huge fan and he loved it - found it really interesting....More

Thank dbut4204
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Fab tour for anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes

A tour around London to see the places used in Sherlock Holmes by our geek of a guide (in a good way!) Michael, absolutely loved it.

Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile
Best tour I’ve ever been on!

This tour was great! It was a mixture of the books, tv series and films. It also shared some history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a fun way taking you all across London. Jeremiah was our guide and he was so friendly, cool and...More

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