From books to films to television, Sherlock Holmes has managed to fascinate us since 1887. If you can’t get enough of him and can travel to England, here are the best places to investigate.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
A Victorian-style recreation of Holmes and Watson’s living quarters. The details reference the original stories, so read up before coming here.
This hallmark shop sits right next to the iconic front door of BBC’s Sherlock. After snapping some pictures, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the Sherlock art inside.
The Sherlock Holmes Pub
This Victorian-style tavern centers around a replica of Baker Street sitting room. Sit down for some Sherlock-themed eats and enjoy their memorabilia collection.
Though known for their wax figurines (including Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey, Jr.), the London Madame Tussauds also hosts an interactive “Sherlock Holmes Experience” in the basement. Test your Sherlockian skills as live actors guide you through a lamplit murder mystery.
Portsmouth City Museum
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the first two Sherlock Holmes stories while working on the southern coast of Britain in Portsmouth, England. The largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the author is housed in the local museum, and you can enjoy it free of change.