Agatha Christie & Dorothy Sayers – Poirot, Miss Marple & Lord Peter Wimsey

Piccadilly Circus underground station, London (exit 4, Eros exit – between the world-famous Eros statue and the Criterion Restaurant canopy)

Guided by Richard B

Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
14 June 2020 Tour du Jour10.45 am12.45 pm Summer
10 May 2020 Tour du Jour2.30 pm4.30 pm Summer
Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, the greatest writers of the Golden Age of detective fiction, chose St James’s and Mayfair as the heart of their detectives’ city. We follow the trail of Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings, Tommy and Tuppence, Lord Peter Wimsey, Harriet Vane and the ever-reliable Bunter. Even Miss Marple was an occasional visitor.  We start at Piccadilly Circus where Poirot emerged from an uncomfortable tube journey, where Lord Peter bought a newspaper at the start of a most baffling case, and where Tommy Beresford observed that everyone was bound to turn up eventually. We visit: the street where two murderers lived (one caught by Poirot, one unmasked by Wimsey); the theatre which provided a vital clue for Muss Marple in ‘Sleeping Murder’; the square where Bobby Jones disguised himself to switch cars in ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?; and the exact spot where fate brought Tommy and Tuppence together again after the Great War.  Where did the murderess switch identities in ‘Lord Edgware Dies’? What is the most likely candidate for Bertram’s Hotel, and where was the Bellona Club?  We track down the Mayfair addresses of those two mysterious ladies: Mrs Vandermeyer in ‘The Secret Adversary’ and Mrs Forrest in ‘Unnatural Death’. And of course try to fathom out just where Poirot really lived! Guided by Richard B. 

AGATHA CHRISTIE & DOROTHY SAYERS – THE PRACTICALS

Agatha Christie & Dorothy Sayers – Poirot, Miss Marple & Lord Peter Wimsey takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, May 10 and at 10.45 am on Sunday, June 14.
The meeting point is Piccadilly Circus Tube Stop, exit 4, (the Eros exit, near the Criterion Theatre)
The walk ends not far from Hyde Park Corner or Green Park stations (and close to Lord Peter’s flat).