Aldgate tube station, London
Guided by Richard B
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|9 February 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Winter|
Short read: stolen jewels and vanishing men.
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: A corpse by the tracks at an Underground station: but how did it get there? A lethal air gun is crafted: but where is the workshop? Two men, each with two identities: but where can they be found? We go on the trail in the Square Mile, seeing a surprising amount that Holmes and Watson would still recognise. Where did Van Seddar wait for a precious jewel, and where did Scotland Yard seek help in another ‘Jewel case’? We look at an impressive location from BBC’s ‘Sherlock’, a fine building where Basil Rathbone once worked, and a notorious square where Conan Doyle got on the trail of Jack the Ripper. There’s also time to follow Professor Challenger and his friends in the adventure they had after ‘The Lost World’, and for those with a taste for the activities of Holmes’s contemporaries, we briefly follow the footsteps of Martin Hewitt, the tyre-marks of Romney Pringle and the knotted strings of the Old Man In The Corner. Created and Guided by London Walks’ resident Sherlock Holmes expert: Richard IV.
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