Oxford Circus Underground station (exit 8), London
Guided by Richard IV
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|25 January 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Winter|
Short read: Mysterious journey back to 221 B Baker Street
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: ‘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
Sherlock Holmes Goes Home takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, January 25. The meeting point for the Sherlock Holmes Goes Home walk is just outside exit 4 (by the H & M shop) of Oxford Circus Tube. The walk ends at Baker Street Tube Station.
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