ELEMENTARY, DEAR VISITOR
Get your best deerstalker out for a Sherlock Holmes-themed tour of London
It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London,” said Sherlock Holmes in October marks 125 years since the first collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries was published in book form in 1892. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation and sidekick Dr John Watson would go on to be the world’s most famous detectives – as popular today as they were at their inception. And with the BBC’s starring Benedict Cumberbatch, reigniting the passion, it’s only fitting visitors to London hunt out these spots.
SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM 221 BAKER ST, NW1
Located in the building Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were meant to have lived in, the Sherlock Holmes museum is the obvious first stop on any sleuth’s tour.
Spot the Sherlock statue outside Baker St station as you make your way to the world-famous address, even if its inhabitants were fictional.
It’s a quirky homage to all things Holmes, including a shop selling hats, capes and walking sticks.
Adult admission price £15 (about $25), children £10. SHERLOCK-HOLMES.CO.UK
SHERLOCK HOLMES EXPERIENCE MARYLEBONE RD, NW1
Head from the museum to Madame Tussauds waxwork museum and its Sherlock Holmes Experience – an