In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Embankment underground station, London (Villiers Street exit)

Guided by Corinna or Fiona-Jane Weston or Richard IV

Please note

You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Sunday Weekly 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:

30-01-2022 26-02-2022 26-03-2022 24-04-2022

Short read: “The game’s afoot!”

Meet your guide: here’s Richard – “specialised in early detective fiction at university, played Dr Watson on stage, contributes to the Sherlock Holmes Journal, is the Audiobooks reader for the Dr John Watson series” – talking about Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, Conan Doyle and the London they knew.

Long read

Grab your deerstalker and magnifying glass – we’re going sleuthing!  A classic Holmes walk returns, taking in locations from many of the original stories, including The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dr Mortimer’s hospital, Sir Henry’s hotel), The Final Problem (Watson’s escape from Moriarty’s men, assisted by Mycroft), The Dying Detective (Holmes’s favourite restaurant), The Sign of Four (a rendezvous with Mary Morstan), and The Man with the Twisted Lip (an early morning visit to a Bow Street police cell). From the gas-lit alleyways around Covent Garden, via the original offices of the Strand Magazine, to the Royal Opera House where Holmes and Watson celebrated the end of one terrifying case, and the railway station where another of their greatest cases got underway. Plus theatres which hosted the great stage Holmeses – William Gillette and H A Saintsbury, as well as locations connected with Rathbone, Brett, Cumberbatch and Miller. Ends at the famous Sherlock Holmes pub with its marvellous recreation of the famous Baker Street sitting-room. 

Guided by Corinna or Richard IV

PRACTICALS

The meeting point is just outside the Villiers Street exit of Embankment Tube. N.B. the walk ends just round the corner from Embankment Tube.

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