TOUR DURATION: 3hrs (Approx.)
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the 22nd May 1859, the year Big Ben rang out its first chimes. His father was Charles Altamont Doyle – a Victorian artist who suffered from epilepsy and alcoholism and was eventually institutionalized, dying in 1893. His mother Mary Foley who married Charles in 1855 was an accomplished woman who provided for her family after Charles was no longer able to do so.
Arthur was a prolific writer with a very creative imagination, and the first mention of Sherlock Holmes appeared in the work A Study In Scarlet in Nov 1886. The Character of Sherlock Holmes developed from his knowledge and dealings with a university lecturer, Doctor Joseph Bell.
Doyle wrote to him, “It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock Holmes…round the center of deduction and inference and observation that I have heard you inculcate I have tried to build up a man”.
Join us on a fascinating journey back to the London of Sherlock Holmes in the 19th Century.
We will collect you from and to your hotel or anywhere you wish to go. This is a wonderful way to explore the history of Sherlock Holmes in London, for all those Sherlock Holmes budding detectives! There are photo opportunities galore, including the life-size Sherlock Holmes Statue on Baker Street.
Hear about all the actors that have played the part of the famous detective over the past years, and visit Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s medical practice which was historically at #2 Devonshire Place London. Then see the re-created study of Sherlock Holmes in the wonderful Sherlock Holmes public house, where you’ll also learn how Holmes tracked down Frances Hay Moulton from the Noble Bachelor.
Then it’s onward to Freemason Hall in Covent Garden, the home of Freemasonry: one of the world’s best-known secular fraternal societies. This hall featured in the latest Sherlock Holmes film.
And no tour would be complete without a visit to the Home of Sherlock Holmes at the famous Baker Street location. Here there is a tribute to the great detective, including a museum and an optional tour of the house. We can purchase tickets in advance if you would like to include this as part of the tour.
- Sherlock Holmes Pub
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
- Freemason Hall
- London Film Locations
- ….And plenty of photo opportunities
- Tour Departure Times: Hourly
- Private Guide w/ London Black Taxi Cab
- Children under 16 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult
- Tours cancelled within 48hrs will be subjected to a cancellation fee
- Pickup times must be strictly adhered to, no variance to be allowed
- Max of 5 passengers per taxi (Iconic Classic London Cab)
- Max of 6 passengers per taxi (Mercedes Vito London Cab)
- Multiple Pickups are not available
- Please inform your guide if your wish to be dropped off at an alternative London location at the end of the tour. (This is included in the package)
Tour includes a Professional Driver Guide & Photo Opportunities. Tour Excludes Foods/Drinks, Entrance Fees to Attractions, & Gratuities.