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London: Sherlock Holmes 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

1. London: Sherlock Holmes 3-Hour Private Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a half-day tour that is perfect for fans of the hit BBC TV series “Sherlock” as well as the original books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and walk you to 221B Baker Street, the famous fictional address of Holmes, and now home to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Now protected as a place of "special architectural and historical interest,” the handsome house includes a 1st floor study that has been faithfully maintained to depict the Victorian era. Pop into the next door Sherlock Holmes Store to purchase Sherlock memorabilia, and continue to locations in Central London used to recreate the Victorian atmosphere in the hit BBC series. Your guide can take you to Russell Square to show you where John Watson met the old friend that would change his life forever, or go to New Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police on historic Whitehall. You will also see the spot where Sherlock jumps (or falls) to his "death" in the “Sherlock” cliffhanger episode “The Reichenbach Fall.”

Hendon Royal Air Force Museum Guided Tour

2. Hendon Royal Air Force Museum Guided Tour

This is a great day out for anyone with an appreciation for military history and airplanes. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or at a train/tube station in the morning. Enjoy complimentary drinks and entrance fees on this full-day tour of the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. RAF Hendon houses planes from around the world, dating from over 100 years ago right up to the present day Eurofighter, with special emphasis on the RAF. Learn all about the Battle of Britain and experience an air raid over London. See the heroics of the early aviation pioneers and learn from your guide’s personal experience, as the workshop of one of his relatives is part of the tour. Your visit to Hendon can be as long or short as you'd like it to be. There’s certainly more to see than is possible to cover in a single day. See Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancasters, Vulcans, Typhoons, Meschersmitts, Stukas, Mustangs, F35s, and over 100 other types of aircraft.

Charles Dickens Walking Tour

3. Charles Dickens Walking Tour

This walking tour will take you to places that both inspired Charles Dickens the writer but also those real locations that shaped Dickens the man. All writers take inspiration from the people they meet and places they visit, and Charles Dickens was no different. His novels are so successful because he so enjoyed wandering the streets of London and picking up the rich details of everyday life. This Charles Dickens tour will start off south of the Thames in one of the lesser-visited areas of Central London, where you will visit the only surviving remnant of Marshalsea Prison, which had a great impact on young Charles and his family. Nearby you will visit Little Dorrit Church, and see the only remaining galleried inn in all of London which Dickens himself would visit and the building next door where Sam Weller met with Mr. Pickwick in the famous scene from The Pickwick Papers. Northwards you will meander through the ancient Borough Market with its Victorian structure that both Dickens and his characters were so familiar with before reaching the river and the steps where Nancy met Mr. Brownlow in Oliver Twist which quickly led to her horrific death. Crossing over the famous old river you will visit Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, which featured in both Dickens' work but was also a favorite drinking establishment of the writer, and then we begin to enter one of the great legal areas of London where Magwitch visits Pip at his chambers in Great Expectations. Just along the road is where Charles Dickens worked in the Blacking Factory. In the literary world, David Copperfield and Martin Chuzzlewit found themselves just where you will: at the famous Old Curiosity Shop, perhaps the oldest shop in central London. Lincolns Inn Fields was close to Dickens home and as such features prominently in his literature. The Old Hall appears in the opening scene of Bleak House where close by you will see the home of Charles Dickens' friend and biographer, John Forster, whose property became the residence of Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House. More Bleak House locations come thick and fast, as you pass The Royal College of Surgeons and the likely location of Krooks horrid shop before he went up in flames. As you reach the end of our tour, you will walk the streets of Bloomsbury that were long the literary capital of the world and whose residents have included Orson Welles, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JM Barrie, who created Peter Pan. The tour concludes at the Dickens House Museum, which you will be free to visit in your own time, or perhaps have lunch in one of the many fine old pubs and restaurants in this district of Bloomsbury that Charles Dickens knew so well.

London: Private 3-Hour Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

4. London: Private 3-Hour Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Relive the horrors of the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 on a 3-hour walking tour around East London. Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Jack the Ripper, visiting the sites of the 5 crimes that shocked the world. Your private guide will transport you back to the dark and chilling world of Whitechapel in the days of the Victorians, and describe how the notorious Jack has never been identified; perhaps until now! You will hear how London was rocked by the murders of at least 5 women during the autumn of 1888, and speculate on whether several other horrific killings during the period were carried out by the man voted, “The Worst Britain of All Time.” Walk the cobblestone streets of Aldgate and Whitechapel, looking for the pubs and churches that Jack’s unfortunate victims frequented. Creep down lonely alleys, safe in the knowledge that the monster is no longer lurking in the shadows. Learn what life was like in the East End during Victorian times, and the awful conditions that the residents had to endure. Discover the lucky breaks that Jack got, and the police misconceptions of what the world’s 1st - and still most feared - serial killer would be like. Visit the very spots where the murders took place! After your tour, you can visit part of a medical museum to see some of the Victorian instruments used on Jack's victims.

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What people are saying about Museum of London

Everything went great. Pick up at the hotel, then take the subway to the museum. Our guide, Nigel, was just awesome. Very friendly and knew a lot to tell! The museum was very impressive: certainly go again. Next year is the 100th anniversary. Because of this occasion, mighty buildings are being built.

Great tour, an absolute must for all Sherlock fans!

We had a private tour with Kevin just for the three of us. Kevin not only showed us the locations of the Sherlock series, but also told us a lot about London, history and life in England. Absolutely recommendable, we would do a guided tour with Kevin again in a heartbeat.

I really enjoyed the tour.

My guide Kevin made me very happy with his many stories about Sherlock's film locations and other small and large bizarre episodes from London. Thank you very much

wonderfull

A must the guide was really cool !! Despite the weather we had a very good time and learned a lot not only about Sherlock but also about London itself.

Our guide Kevin presented us Sherlock London in a magnificant way.

Kevin explain us where Sherlock was filmed and explain us a lot about history of England. A very good combination. It was wonderfull.