Sunday, 5 April 2015

Walk of the Week: In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…

In keeping with this month's Literary London theme here on The DC…

2 pm on Fridays from Embankment Tube Villiers Street exit

There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £9 or £7 for concs. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent[s] go free.

"The game is afoot!" It's time to go sleuthing with Corinna or Richard IV and their Baker Street Irregulars! You'll explore an area whose "everchanging kaleidoscope of life" intrigued Holmes and Watson. You'll follow their adventures in Charing Cross, the Strand's gas-lit alleys, and Covent Garden with its Opera House and colourful market stalls, ending, where else? at the superb re-creation of Sherlock Holmes's study. Housed in the building immortalised in The Hound of the Baskervilles and featuring many artefacts donated by the Conan Doyle family, it's a place "where a dream becomes reality". And best of all, it's free to visit!

The In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes Walk takes place every Friday afternoon at 2 pm

Meet Richard IV or Corinna just outside the Villiers Street exit of Embankment Tube

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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