The Arthur Conan Doyle Walk
Piccadilly Circus underground station, London (exit 4, Eros exit – between the world-famous Eros statue and the Criterion Restaurant canopy)
|21 March 2020
Tour du Jour
Short read: The London of Sherlock’s Creator
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: Elementary my dear walkers, this Tour du Jour is the Arthur Conan Doyle walk. Yup, it’s time for some biographical sleuthing. Time to meet the man behind the literary legend. Meet him in his London. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle achieved his greatest fame in London. This walk visits many places important to him. His favourite publishers, including the man who made him, after years of struggle, an ´overnight sensation. One hotel where his wedding reception was held and another where one of the greatest real-life detective cases of his career began. His clubs, including one where he made one of the most momentous decisions of his life. The theatres where he enjoyed both success and disaster. And the street where he made one of his first speeches on the subject that dominated his final years: Spiritualism. Follow in his footsteps as his path crosses those of J M Barrie, Bram Stoker and Henry Irving. Patriot, sportsman, and crusader against injustice, Conan Doyle was much more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes. We sleuth him down on this walk. Him – and his London. Guided by the seriously talented (let alone velvet-voiced – he of Audiobooks fame!) Richard IV. N.B. The walk takes about two hours and ends very near Covent Garden Tube.
LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS – THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE WALK
In the Winter 2019-2020 London Walks programme The Arthur Conan Doyle Walk – the London of Sherlock Holmes’ Creator takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, March 21.
The meeting point is by the Eros statue just outside Piccadilly CircusTube.
The walk is guided by actor Richard IV, he of the velvety voice, perfect timing and Audiobook renown.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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