For the Sherlock Holmes fans – and anybody wanting to do a walking SH tour of London.
It’s 130 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes novel and his character is, after numerous incarnations on screens large and small, probably going stronger now than it has since the early 20th century.
Back in the 1880s, though, Holmes’ creator wasn’t finding life particularly easy. He had moved to London from Edinburgh to set up as an ophthalmologist and things weren’t going quite according to plan.
Savini at Criterion
Holmes’ first bow
Stephen Liddell runs Sherlock Holmes tours of London and has researched many places in the capital related to the author and his creations.
He says: ‘Conan Doyle had set up a practice on Montague Street, opposite the British Museum, but he found out after a while that he couldn’t afford the rent. It was here that he started writing his first Sherlock Holmes novel.’
Possibly for that reason, when Doctor Watson makes his…
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