Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

Cultural & Theme Tours in Norfolk

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The original, oldest and best 'Sherlock' tour/ Immerse yourself in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on this private 4-hour walking tour in London. Explore central London sites made famous in the filming of the BBC adaptation ‘Sherlock’, as well as places relating to the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and some of the movies. Along the way, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the set and why locations where chosen as well as visiting some fascinating places along the way including New Scotland Yard.We end at the real-life 221B Baker Street where you're free to visit the Sherlock Holmes House Museum or go on a Sherlock spending frenzy at the Sherlock Shop!**We are proud to have recently been chosen by BBC Comic Relief to provide a very special Sherlock tour with special prize winners and Sherlock actors**
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Metropolitan PoliceStand in front of the famous New Scotland Yard and the revolving sign. Learn a little about the home of the Metropolitan Police, the oldest professional police force in the world and hear of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sought advice when creating the character of Sherlock HolmesDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Victoria Embankment, London, EnglandSee sights used in the filming of BBC SherlockDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Millennium BridgeStand on the spot of where much of the BBC publicity shots are done. See where Sherlock finds a washed up body on the banks of the Thames and the real-life history of this spot. For fans of Irene Adler, a scene was shot near by too.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, EnglandAs we go on the tour, we will pass by several famous sights such as St Pauls Cathedral and learn a little of its history. Of course the front steps were featured in a recent Sherlock movie.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Old Bailey, London, EnglandNot only were parts of a pivotal Sherlock episode filmed here but we will learn about the real life Old Bailey and the nearby sights relating to executions and other gory things!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: St Bartholomew's HospitalSee the spot where Sherlock fell from the roof and where Watson ran into the cyclist. Some fans like to lay on the spot and have a photo taken! Duration: 15 minutesStop At: William Wallace MemorialEnroute to our next spot we will see this famous place where Braveheart was executed along with others who weren't burned at the stake!Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London, EnglandThis was a location in a recent Sherlock movie. From the outside, we will visit this ancient spot that survived the Great Fire of London, see a Plague Pit.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Bloomsbury, London, EnglandThis where we find the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We will explore the streets of literary Bloomsbury and see the spot where Sherlock lived before he moved to Baker Street.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Russell Square, London, EnglandThis beautiful square is where we first meet Dr Watson in Sherlock. There are good reasons why they chose this location which you'll learn soon.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Cafe On The SquareVisit the street with the longest history of Sherlock Holmes on the big screen. It was here that the very first 221B Baker Street was filmed almost 100 years ago and it has been used in recent movies too!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Byng PlaceSee the place where Sherlock had his rainy night rendevous with the mysterious woman in the final season of Sherlock.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Speedy's Sandwich Bar & CafeVisit the iconic location from Sherlock. Maybe pop inside and grab a drink and see some of the photos on the wall of where Benedict and Martin sit and eat. Next door of course is the door where they fi;m 221B in Sherlock and we'll tell you how and why they do it here.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sherlock Holmes Statue, London, EnglandVisit the only statue to Sherlock Homes in London and find out why Baker Street has its strong connections with Sherlock HolmesDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Sherlock Holmes Museum, London, EnglandWe finish the tour outside of the actual 221B Baker Street. Here you have the chance to buy some Sherlock souvenirs or visit inside the Sherlock House Museum which is exactly as Sherlocks house would have been in Victorian days. Watch out for Professor Moriarty and that big bad Hound of the Baskervilles!Duration: 50 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Entry/Admission - Victoria Embankment
  • Entry/Admission - Millennium Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - St Bartholomew's Hospital

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Metropolitan Police
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Old Bailey
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
  • Entry/Admission - Sherlock Holmes Museum


  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide