"it is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London" [REDH]
Recently, a reader contacted us for recommendations for incorporating Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into a trip to London. It's been a few years since our last trip there, but we are aware of a number of great resources:
- Sherlock's London by Thomas Bruce Wheeler - an interactive walking guide that lists over 200 sites by story and by Underground Station
- The Sherlock Holmes Walk, a well thought out guide to the London of Doyle
- The Irregular Special Railway Company put out a series of Sherlock Holmes Walks - we have them in print, but can't locate them on the web.
- The Original London Walks, with a Sherlock Holmes Walk every Friday afternoon (updated)
- The London Ghost Tours offer tours of Sherlock Holmes' and Jack the Ripper's London
- Any visit to London would be incomplete without a stop at 221B Baker Street (the Sherlock Holmes Museum), the Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Co. (just across the street from 221B), The Sherlock Holmes (pub), and again here.
These are but a smattering of books, tours, and locations. Perhaps some more well-informed traveling Sherlockian could use the Comments section below to add your own suggestions.
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