Free Sherlock Holmes Tour London

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Free Sherlock Holmes Tour London

  • Visit filming locations featured in the BBC series ‘Sherlock’, and Guy Ritchie's films starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
  • Learn how Arthur Conan Doyle's stories changed forensic science forever!
  • Pay a visit to The Sherlock Holmes Pub and see a complete recreation of Holmes and Watson’s study.
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Burlington House

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Piccadilly Circus

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Great Scotland Yard

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The Lyceum Theatre

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The Sherlock Holmes Pub

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The Reform Club

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The Adelphi Theatre

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London Library

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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We had lots of fun, very informative and the guide had loads of information to provide in a fun way
Becky was wonderful. We got a real Sherlockian (: the fact that she is an actress by profession contributed and made the experience fascinating. She was born in London and gave us all her knowledge in an energetic and charming way. Thank you very much Becky

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Discover the London of the world’s most famous sleuth on the Free Sherlock Holmes Tour. Fans of the stories will know that Holmes and London are intrinsically linked. London clearly inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and the many TV and film adaptations since. The city's foggy back alleys, seedy underbelly, gentleman’s clubs, and Victorian architecture all feature heavily in the stories and TV and film adaptations. So, grab your deerstalker hat and join the Sherlock Holmes Free Tour to investigate the many locations visited by the famous detective! You will visit Piccadilly Circus, near the location where Watson met the man who introduced him to Sherlock in the first Sherlock Holmes novel, “A Study in Scarlet”.

Along the Sherlock Holmes Free Tour, you'll stop at famous hotels, gentlemen’s clubs such as the Reform Club, and London’s only Sherlock Holmes Pub, where you'll find a wealth of Holmes memorabilia. The tour will be a treat for any Holmes fan, as you’ll visit places mentioned in the original stories: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client” and many more. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the books, as you will see places frequented by Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Christopher Plummer, and Jeremy Brett in their screen appearances as the great sleuth. You’ll also visit Great Scotland Yard, who often called on the great mind of Holmes to assist them with their cases.

On the Free Sherlock Holmes Tour, you will delve a little into Conan Doyle’s life, including his friendship with Oscar Wilde and his belief in the paranormal. At Burlington House, you'll learn of Holmes’s relationship with the Royal Society of Chemistry and how Conan Doyle’s detective influenced the move towards using forensic science as a means of cracking crimes. A stop at the London Library will show the group the place where Arthur Conan Doyle used to research and work on his fantastic stories. During the tour, do not hesitate to ask your expert Holmes guide as many questions as you wish. And, "it's elementary" that guests will come away with lots of recommendations and tips for the rest of their stay.

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