EL­E­MEN­TARY, DEAR VIS­I­TOR

Get your best deer­stalker out for a Sher­lock Holmes-themed tour of Lon­don

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - DESTINATION ENGLAND - KERRY PAR­NELL

It is a hobby of mine to have an ex­act knowl­edge of Lon­don,” said Sher­lock Holmes in The Red-Headed League. 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 Sher­lock, star­ring Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, reignit­ing the pas­sion, it’s only fit­ting vis­i­tors to Lon­don turn de­tec­tive to 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 in­ter­ac­tive chal­lenge by the­atre com­pany Les En­fants Ter­ri­bles.

Adults £29, chil­dren £24 on­line. MADAMETUSSAUDS.COM

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.