Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Great London Walks Virtual Monopoly Game Roll #7: Sherlock Holmes Special!

(This turn ALSO features Part Six of Eight in our London of Sherlock Holmes series.)

This occasional LW Blog series is a virtual tour of the London Monopoly board in which we give you a “Did you know?” London fact with which to amaze your fellow kitchen table capitalists next time you are playing the classic Hasbro board game… And this turn ALSO ties in with our series The London of Sherlock Holmes!

Rolling the dice we throw a… two and a one: 3!

From the “Oxford Street” square (see last roll), this roll takes us to… Liverpool Street Station.

One of four stations, situated in the middle of the “eastern” stretch of the grid and worth £200 on a traditional English game board, Liverpool Street Station is the busiest station on the Monopoly board with 123 million passengers passing through per year. Our picture (below) shows summer holiday makers at Liverpool Street Sttion in 1907.

In the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dancing Man, Hilton Cubitt arrives at this station from North Walsham in Norfolk. Watson ends up here on something of a wild goose chase in The Adventure of the Retired Colourman.

The Sherlock Holmes Walk goes every Friday at 2.00p.m.

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