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Westminster Detectives: Fact and Fiction 


Whodunnit? 1 in 3 books sold today are crime novels – on this walking tour we’ll unlock the secrets and inspiration behind global superstar fictitious detectives, from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot. We’ll track the clues into the inner world of real detectives who’ve lived and worked in Westminster over the past 200 years and delve into real, gruesome cases!


Our walk examines the secret places which inspired authors from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to J.K. Rowling. We’ll uncover the location of a life-size copy of Sherlock Holmes’s apartment and the gritty Soho portrayed in the Cormoran Strike novels.


Meeting Point: Westminster Tube Station

End Point: Bow Street Police Museum

Duration: 2 hours

Optional Extras: Visit to Bow Street Police Museum

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