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Early evening guided walk

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Faces to the south, then, and quick march!”  Bloomsbury Lodgers and Struggling Doctors, early evening guided walk.

This walk begins at Goodge Street to examine the exact circumstances surrounding Henry Baker’s encounter at the street corner and ends in the Covent Garden area where the threads of several adventures are drawn together.  En route we follow the criss-crossing paths of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson on various cases, and Dr Doyle as he reaches a crisis in his professional life. We will consider the candidates for the ‘Alpha’ public house and view what remains of the street where Conan Doyle lodged during those critical weeks in 1891. And there are many puzzles along the way.  Where did the detective acquire his famous Stradivarius violin?  Where did Holmes himself live before he moved to 221b?  What were various characters doing at the British Museum?  We will also see a film location which links a silent screen Holmes and modern-day Sherlock, the home of one of Conan Doyle’s literary friends, a nearby house where a real-life ‘villain’ who contributed to the saga lived, and the theatre where the sleuth made a triumphant Return.

  • Walk commences 6.30pm at Goodge Street Station
  • Lasts about two hours,
  • Finishes in the Bow Street / Covent Garden area, near The Bow Street Tavern for the Henry Bakers of this world.
  • Charge £11/US$15 per person
  • Please note numbers on the walk are limited to 30, AND WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THOSE WHO BOOK FIRST

Applications to attend should be sent to arrive not later than Monday 2 May.

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May 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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