Private Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour in London

Badge of ExcellenceGreater London, United Kingdom
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From USD 202.27

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Lose yourself in the crime-busting, mystery-solving world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on this private walking tour of London. Visit the home of the legendary detective at 221B Baker Street; see fiction brought to life in the Sherlock Holmes Museum and shop for Sherlock souvenirs at the official Sherlock Holmes Store. Then, follow the trail of BBC TV series Sherlock as you visit memorable filming locations in Russell Square and Whitehall; see the site of Sherlock's fake death and hear stories about Sherlock actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
  • Visit the home of Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street and explore the Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Sherlock Holmes Store
  • See filming locations from the BBC TV series 'Sherlock'
  • Enjoy entertaining Sherlock Holmes facts, anecdotes and trivia from your guide
  • Travel by comfortable mini-coach
  • This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Westminster
    Underground Ltd, Westminster Station, Bridge St, London SW1A 2JR, UK

    Just outside the entrance on Bridge Street (opposite Big Ben) there is Cafe Nero and we can meet/start from there.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 am

End point

  • 221B Baker St
    221B Baker St, London NW1 6XE, UK

    We end just outside the Sherlock Museum at 221B Baker Street

Pickup details

We can meet you at ANY central London hotel or meet you at the starting point outside Cafe Nero by the exit of Westminster Underground Station where the tour commences.

What To Expect

Metropolitan Police

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Victoria Embankment

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sherlock Holmes

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Millennium Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Old Bailey

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Paul's Cathedral

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

William Wallace Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St Bartholomew's Hospital

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Russell Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Torrington Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Byng Place

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sherlock Holmes Statue

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sherlock Holmes Museum

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them. Please note this tour normally has 3 short tube journeys in it, these can be changed for taxis.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Traveller Photos

Traveller Tips

Stephen is a really lovely guy with incredible knowledge about London and its hidden places.I highly recommend this tour!


21 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Simon was like a walking...
Arturo_D, Dec 2022
Simon was like a walking Goggle of London history, a veritable encyclopedic knowledge of all things Sherlock and all things London. Walking through London with Simon allowed us to discover many unexpected gems of the rich history London hides in every nook and that probably other typical tours might miss. We had an absolutely fantastic time and when we come back to London we will be looking for Simon again for his other walking tours!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks so much for your review Arturo. It was such a pleasure to meet you all. I'm glad you had a good tour. Not everyone gets to take a selfie with a 275 year old philosopher! Say hi to everyone from me! - Stephen (Simon works too lol).
London Discovered!!
Christine_G, Sept 2022
My husband and I did the Sherlock Holmes walking tour with Kevin three weeks ago. Well, it was supposed to be the Sherlock Holmes walking tour but it was WAY MORE than that! The things we learnt about London were amazing and so many gems hiding in plain sight! Our guide was SO knowledgeable and interesting, we could have walked all day listening to his stories! If you only have one time to do one tour in London, this has to be it!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for your amazing review of our Sherlock tour. All our tours have the habit of going beyond what people expect! Kevin was so glad to know that you enjoyed your time with him. We did this tour for the BBC Comic Relief fundraising show with some of the actors so you know you're in good company!
Loved the city and am glad we added Kevin
taylordes, July 2022
It’s hard to say which part of this tour was the most exciting. Kevin, our tour guide made every part of the trip so interesting and our grandchild flipped over following Sherlock’s story. Wished we could have spent more time with kevin .
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thankyou for your wonderful review. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your tour and Kevin too!
Higher than expected
InsMaria_N, Oct 2019
A very interesting walking tour, specially for Sherlock's fans and for all who loves walking through London. Special thanks to Kevin, a very friendly guide.
Lovely Experience
Sightseer31379209105, Jan 2019
Stephen is a really lovely guy with incredible knowledge about London and its hidden places.I highly recommend this tour!
I would definitely recommend this...
Charlotte Kay L, Nov 2017
I would definitely recommend this tour! My younger siblings who are Sherlock Holmes fans both the book and the BBC series will definitely enjoy this tour! Be prepared to walk for 4 hours but it is all worth it.
Our tour guide, Stephen was nice and...
Terry W, Nov 2017
Our tour guide, Stephen was nice and had interesting stories to tell us. It was great to see so many areas of London that we wouldn't have seen on our own.
This turned out to be our favorite...
Richard_M, Sept 2017
This turned out to be our favorite tour in London. Because it is private, you control the pace and direction of the tour. Several times we pointed at something and asked, What's that? and our guide, Nigel, either took us to it or explained what it was. The recent BBC Sherlock has the most locations that are featured in the tour. In particular, I wanted to visit Speedy's Restaurant and this was on the tour. This is a walking tour which uses The Tube subway for several hops. We had already purchased an Oyster Card for The Tube and that helped jumpstart our day hint. Overall we give this tour an A.
Our guide was a self-described...
James H, Aug 2017
Our guide was a self-described Sherlock Holmes nerd, and both his knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. Our 16-yr old granddaughter was with us she's kind of a BBC SH nerd herself, and she was blown away by the level of detail shown. Jim and Betty Higgins Louisville KY USA
Wonderful personalized tour with fun...
Lorri_S, Aug 2017
Wonderful personalized tour with fun, friendly and very knowledgeable guide
Absoluter Genuss
Simona_G, Nov 2019
Die Führung quer durch London hat uns unglaublich gut gefallen. Wir haben viele neue Gässchen, versteckte Orte entdeckt und sehr spannende Details erfahren. Unserem hochmotivierten Führer Ryan ist es gelungen uns eine Führeung zu bieten, die gespickt war mit Infos zu historischen Tatsachen, "Sherlocknerdigen"-Details und sehr viel Witz und Charme! Wir wurden in unserem Hotel abgeholt und die gesamte Routenführung auf unsere Wünsche und Interessen angepasst. Ganz herzlichen Dank an Ryan für den unvergesslichen Tag! Ja, wir würden und werden wieder buchen.

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