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Guided by Richard IV

"Compliments of the season!" A goose and a hat are lost in a scuffle at a street corner. But where, which street corner?  A suspect spends time in a museum. But why?  An investigation leads to a famous market. But how?  We follow the criss-crossing paths of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson as they solve their only original Christmas-time case, and Arthur Conan Doyle as he reaches a crisis in his professional life. Where did the detective acquire his famous Stradivarius violin? Where was the 'Alpha' public house which briefly hosted a hidden jewel? Where did Holmes himself live before he moved to 221b? Throw in a film location which links a silent screen Holmes and modern-day Sherlock, a fine house where one of Conan Doyle's greatest friends lived, a theatre where the sleuth made a triumphant Return on stage in the 1920s, and you have the recipe for this affectionate festive offering from the glory days of the Great Detective. Guided by Richard IV.

SHERLOCK HOLMES CHRISTMAS WALK – THE PRACTICALS

The Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk will take place at 10.45 am on Sunday, December 29. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Goodge StreetTube

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LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Sherlock Holmes Christmas Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com 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.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary 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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