Sherlock Holmes is one of the best-known literary characters in the world. Along with James Bond, he is one of London’s most celebrated fictional sons. He has been portrayed on film and TV over and over, including the current BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
If you’re a Sherlock Holmes lover, there are plenty of exciting places to visit in London. Montagu Place has recently published a guide, and the hotel is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to investigate.
Their new blog post takes you through the top 10 Sherlock Holmes attractions and how you can experience them during your stay.
Montagu Place is just a third of mile from Baker Street, where Holmes famously lived at number 221b. London offers a range of activities and Holmes hotspots, from a museum dedicated to Sherlock himself to filming locations from various movies and TV programmes. You can find two versions of Holmes at Madame Tussauds – one from Robert Downey Jr.’s films and another of Benedict Cumberbatch’s BBC TV incarnation.
There’s also a Sherlock Holmes walking tour if you want to take in as much as possible, the Sherlock Holmes pub, and various sites that have links to the original literary works by Arthur Conan Doyle and various adaptations.
Apart from being close to some of the best Sherlock Holmes attractions, there are several reasons Montagu Place makes the ideal place to stay for a Holmesian trip to London.
Their recent renovation has given the hotel a modern but distinctly British feel – perfect for celebrating the most British of detectives. Pick from a Comfy, Fancy or Swanky room to get the level of comfort you desire.
Fill up on brain food in the morning, with a selection of healthy, continental, and cooked options. If you really need your rest, you can even have breakfast in bed. When you’ve had an exhausting but fun day making deductions and you need a break from your mind palace, you can sit back and relax in the hotel’s bar. You’re sure to feel right at home.
There’s a lot to see in London for any Sherlock fan, so more than a day in the city is advised.
Why not enjoy the Montagu Place Weekend Special offer and get 15% off? Or get your breakfast for free when you choose their summer deal and book a minimum of 3 nights July 17th and September 4th 2016.
New Sherlock episodes from the BBC will probably start going out in January 2017. Make sure you get a taste of Sherlock’s London before then so you’ll be able to recognise some of the scenery.
Photo credits: Oxfordian Kissuth, Montagu Place.