Green Park Tube, Green Park exit (by the fountain) | Map
Guided by Richard IV
Short version. Illustrious Clients. Greek Interpreters. Naval Treaties. Prime Ministers, secret agents and a certain gracious Lady.
Long version. Holmes and Watson among the great and the good, discovering that crime is equally prevalent in High Society. The St James club where Holmes went to consult the mysterious Langdale Pike. Holmes' clever brother Mycroft, who sometimes was the British government: his lodgings in Pall Mall and the Diogenes Club. The library where Dr Watson did vital research to trap a devious murderer. The little door where the Kaiser's masterspy went to deliver his secret codes (until Sherlock stopped him). The original Scotland Yard. And why the area was familiar to a certain A. Conan Doyle. Follow the trail of Holmes and Watson in pursuit of missing submarine plans, mysterious ladies and devious politicians. This Tour du Jour is guided by actor Richard IV, he of the velvety voice. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends near Embankment Tube and Charing Cross (Railway Station and Tube).
The Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation walk takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, September 14.
The meeting point is just outside the Green Park exit (by the fountain) of Green Park Tube.
The walk is guided by actor Richard IV,* he of the velvety voice, perfect timing and Audiobook renown.
*Yes, that Richard IV, the Audiobooks stalwart. If he sounds familiar it's because you've heard those dulcet tones on A Book at Bedtime, etc. Today you get to meet the man behind the voice.
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If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation! walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Sherlock Holmes Saves the Nation! walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.
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