Monday, 2 December 2013

Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

Sherlock Holmes, the greatest literary detective of them all and a Great British icon known the world over. Get your tickets from to visit the places made famous by the great man.

Written by the Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet, way back in 1887. Since then he has appeared in four novels and fifty six short stories, as well as TV series and numerous films. The Guinness Book of Records lists Sherlock Holmes as the most portrayed movie character of them all, with more than 70 actors playing the part.

A highly popular and much loved character despite his cold and efficient image, he lived at 221B Baker Street with his friend, assistant and the narrator of many of the stories Dr John Watson, and housekeeper Mrs Hudson.

Throughout his career as a consulting detective, Holmes displays his astounding skills as a master of disguise, forensic genius and his powers of deduction wherein he can come to highly accurate conclusions from the smallest observation or clue. It is said that many of the techniques suggested by these works of fiction were actually adopted and are still used in modern policing.

Of course a hero can’t be a hero without a villain. This role was fulfilled by Holmes’ perfect foil: his arch nemesis, the evil genius Professor James Moriarty. The two poetically dying together locked in mortal combat at the end of The Final Problem when they plunge from the top of the Reichenbach Falls. Only for Holmes to return in The Adventure of the Empty House claiming he faked his own death to fool his enemies.

The Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour takes you to places made famous in the stories and subsequent movie adaptations, including the most recent appearances in the films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Buying tickets for this and many other sightseeing tours in London is easy and secure on

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