Sherlock Holmes Tour
Experience some of the best English Literature, at the scene!
In the novels, the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes lived and solved many mysteries in Victorian London. Whether you are a die-hard fan of Doyle’s famous detective or only started to pay attention when Benedict Cumberbatch sauntered onto the scene, London is the only city where you can feel what it is like to walk in Sherlock’s footsteps and visit his home. This is the real Sherlock Holmes experience with a chance to explore London as it is today at your own leisure.
Welcome to London
Arrive at Heathrow airport where your guide will meet you and take you on a panoramic tour of London including points of interest and relevance to Sherlock Holmes en route. Afternoon is free to rest and relax before your welcome dinner at the hotel.
Baker Street and Sherlock Holmes
Start your Sherlock Holmes tour with a visit to Baker Street. Take the Marylebone exit to come face-to-face with a nine-foot bronze statue of the great detective. Find the famous 221b Baker Street address where Sherlock Holmes lived and worked (it’s actually located between 237 and 241 Baker Street!) Then, visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which has recreated his famous study as described in the books. And finally, head to nearby Madame Tussauds which is home to realistic wax figures of two famous Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral
This morning, you will visit the Tower of London where Moriarty introduces himself to the world in The Reichenbach Fall. From there, you will head to St Paul’s Cathedral, where key scenes were shot for the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie. Evening is at your leisure. You could stroll to the Strand for dinner at Sherlock Holmes’ favourite restaurant, Simpson’s-in-the-Strand.
London Eye and Sherlock Holmes pub
Enjoy the spectacular views of London from high above the River Thames before meeting your guide for a walking tour of filming locations including The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Underground station from ‘The Empty Hearse’, and Buckingham Palace from ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’. Lunch will be at The Sherlock Holmes pub, where you will find another replica of Holmes’ study, as well as a huge amount of memorabilia. After lunch, you will continue exploring London whose ‘ever-changing kaleidoscope of life’ intrigued Holmes and Watson.
Free and Easy
Today is your free day to explore the delights of London. You could see the spectacular British Museum, often visited by Holmes for his research or take a stroll through one of the beautiful parks in the centre of London.
Private airport transfer for your return flight home.