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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
From US$15.87
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.
Reviews (54)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A wonderful tour with a lovely guide

Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour with Alex is a must see in London. I chaperoned my 13 years old Sherlock fan and joined her club after this tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Olga G
Reviewed October 24, 2018
Great Walk on different Sherlock Holmes Film Locations

Our guide Ben was very good prepared and made some very interesting points on different locations. In addition he communicated very good with our groups and therefore added specific information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ellarsinho
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile
Great Walking Tour with Jan

We enjoyed the two hours tour very much. Jan is a professional actor and has an impressive voice. His knowledge is huge and the whole tour very entertaining

Thank W8713PGmartins
Reviewed September 3, 2018
Sherlock Holmes Walking tour

Taken around by Owen who knew the subject completely and made the whole tour very interesting and informative. Pointed out a number of locations and some lesser known facts about some of the characters and storylines. Owen bought the characters alive with his easy presentation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed August 31, 2018
I Really Enjoyed This.

It was nice to have this sort of tour outside of the lines at the usual London destinations. Chris did a great job and knew the subject matter very well. Nice pace and not at all expensive for what you get. I recommend it, you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard M
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