Oxford Circus Tube, exit 4 by H & M | Map
Guided by Richard IV
Short version: A mysterious journey back to 221 B Baker Street
Long version: 'That's our man, Watson!' Beginning where Holmes first pursued the villain behind the Hound of the Baskervilles, we return to Baker Street through streets that the famous duo and their creator knew very well. The hotel where Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde embarked on two great literary adventures. An art gallery of particular interest to Professor Moriarty. How the BBC shaped the image and voice of Holmes on TV and radio. An innocent-looking street corner where the Great Detective narrowly escaped death. Dr Watson's other home, where he did research vital to an investigation, and the house of the specialist who treated Holmes after a breakdown. And perhaps the most important building of all for the celebrated sleuth; not his Baker Street home (although we end near the Sherlock Holmes museum), but the modest house with two 'waiting rooms' which gave Conan Doyle the chance to make Holmes and Watson immortal. All this and more as we weave in and out of the route taken by Holmes and Watson in pursuit of 'the second most dangerous man in London'. Created and Guided by London Walks' resident Sherlock Holmes expert: Richard IV.
SHERLOCK HOLMES GOES HOME – THE PRACTICALS
The Sherlock Holmes Goes Home walk takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, February 16; at 10.45 am on Sunday, June 30; and at 10.45 am on Sunday, September 29. The meeting point for the Sherlock Holmes Goes Home walk is just outside exit 4 (by the H & M shop) of Oxford CircusTube. The walk ends at Baker Street Tube Station.
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