Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour - BBC Series & Traditional Locations | La Vacanza Travel

Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour - BBC Series & Traditional Locations

Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 180 to 210 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


For all Sherlock Holmes fans! The perfect tour to take you deep into the world of the great Detective. 

If you love the traditional Conan Doyle stories, or simply prefer the new BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman this tour is for you, as it is flexible and will be tailored to your personal interests.
• All the key BBC Filming Locations 
• Locations from the original stories 
• Expert guide Who is a huge Sherlock Holmes Fan
• Arthur Conan Doyle related sites
• A private and bespoke tour at your pace
• Your guide will meet you personally at your accommodation
• Other iconic London locations included on the tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sherlock Holmes, 10 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5DB, UK

The Game is afoot...

It doesn't matter if you are a die hard traditionalist or a modern BBC "Sherlock" fan. I am a nerd for everything Sherlock Holmes and have got you covered! This tour is designed to give you details on the history and locations of the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and important filming locations from the recent BBC series. This tour also covers some great London landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, and the place where William Wallace (Braveheart) was executed.

Starting at Embankment station you will be given an overview of the traditional stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before your guide takes you to the Sherlock Holmes Pub (a location from Hound of the Baskervilles) The upper rooms contain a recreation of Sherlock's sitting room at 221b Baker Street. Then its on to Scotland Yard and the location where Inspector's Lestrade and Hopkins work. Not that Holmes has a particularly high opinion of the Yard Detectives!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Soho, London England

Now its time to see a famous location from the BBC Sherlock series. Remember the scene where Holmes and Watson have just met and are having dinner. They spot a suspicious taxi, Watson leaves his walking stick behind, and they run through the streets trying to catch the Taxi. We will make a stop at that very restaurant!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Bartholomew's Hospital, W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

The site of Molly's laboratory, and the first place Holmes and Watson meet in the new BBC show, and also in the traditional books by Conan Doyle. This is also the location of the famous scene where Holmes jumps from the building after confronting Moriarty. The area also has a lot of other interesting buildings and stories which your guide will share with you.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH England

The area of Russell square has a long association with writers. The Bloomsbury Group were based here, and so too was Arthur Conan Doyle in 1891. We will pass Sherlock's home before he moved to 221b Baker Street, and go to the spot where Mike Stamford met Dr Watson in the BBC series Sherlock. The route will also pass other filming locations from the BBC show.

Stop At: Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe, 187 N Gower St, Euston Rd., London NW1 2NJ, UK

For many people this is the highlight of the tour. The 221b Baker Street in the BBC series "Sherlock". There will be plenty of time to pose for photographs outside the house, and even enjoy a drink or snack in Speedy's Cafe. On the walls of the cafe are photos of the cast and crew from the show. from series two Sherlock and Watson often discuss a case or buy their morning coffee at Speedy's.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sherlock Holmes Statue, 4 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LD, UK

The meeting point for fans from all over the world. This statue was commissioned by the Abbey National building society who occupied 221 Baker Street. They received so many letters from around the world they had to employ someone to deal with the requests. Your guide usually carries a Deerstalker cap, and you will be welcome to to use it pose with your hero for a photo.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, London NW1 6XE England

Located in Baker Street the Sherlock Holmes Museum is set out as the home Sherlock and Dr Watson share with Mrs Hudson. It matches exactly the descriptions given by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Your guide will end the tour here and leave you to enjoy the shop and museum. If you have any further questions or require any assistance for onward travel your guide will be pleased to assist.

  • Professional guide

  • Transportation to/from attractions - This is mainly a walking tour, but an Oyster Card or travel card is required for the London Underground to make it easier to move between locations.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Embankment station, Embankment Pl, London WC2N 6NS, UK

Return Details

Baker Street, Baker St, London, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


180 to 210 minutes

User's Reviews


29 Jan, 2024

Excellent tour with Richard!! This is for both the clásico Holmes fan as well as the newer BBC - show fan! We were so happy with all the inside knowledge from our guide. We had a younger Sherlock fan in our group and Richard spent a lot of time telling our youngest kid about age appropriate things from the Sherlock TV and movies, as well as the classic stories. His little known facts about Sherlock are really a huge bonus and we loved every minute. He had great knowledge of the museum before we got there, and even suggested other BBC filming locations we might want to visit later in our trip. Thanks so much for an amazing experience!!


24 Sep, 2022

This was a great tour. It brought to life so many aspects of the books and BBC series. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and included other pieces of history throughout the city.


21 Sep, 2022

My friends and I really enjoyed this tour. Richard was clearly a fan of the subject and enjoyed showing us around. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to show us some other historical landmarks around London. We plan on taking other tours with Richard when we next get back to the UK.


21 Sep, 2022

Richard was fantastic and very knowledgeable! Really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it. He also pointed out some unique historical parts of London.


13 Jul, 2022

Our tour guide, Richard, was extremely kind and knowledgeable. We had a great time walking around parts of London experiencing destinations that were vital to both the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels and short stories as well as BBC’s Sherlock. In addition, gave us some insight on other locations that were part of Harry Potter and Charles Dickens. Highly recommend for fans!

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