Clueing for Looks in London

To celebrate the new year and a new series of Sherlock, the 21st January 2017 saw myself and Natalie embark on an adventure to London for our own, 'custom' Sherlock Tour. 

It's sad, we know, but if you are still reading this sentence, then you must still be somewhat intrigued by the concept of where we went and what we did, and, if you haven't seen it already, you can watch some snippets of our day in my vlog: here

The Map:

1/14: Waterloo Station
2: 221B Baker Street
3: Landmark Hotel
4: Speedy's Cafe and '221B'
5: St Barts Hospital
6: Old Baily 
7: Trafalgar Square
8: The British Academy
9: Buckingham Palace
10: Irene Adler's House
11: New Scotland Yard
12: Big Ben
13: London Eye

Relation to the Series:
1/14: Waterloo Station
Literally just a train station, but they do have a beer house inside, which is where we spend most of our time in London.
2: 221B Baker Street
Although not featured within the series, this is the real 221B, and is a great place to visit. We didn't enter the Sherlock Holmes museum on this visit, due to the queue, but I have been there since, and it was quite nice and cute. 
3: Landmark Hotel
The 'Reunion Restaurant' from Series 3, Episode 1 where John and Sherlock get reunited once again. 
For more info, click here.
4: Speedy's Cafe and '221B'
Both locations are situated next to each other in North Gower Street. They are featured in many episodes, and can I just add, Speedy's food is TO DIE FOR!
For more info on Speedy's, click here.
For more info on 221B, click here.
5: St Barts Hospital
Featured in several episodes, the most memorable being The Reichenback Fall. 
For more info, click here.
6: Old Baily 
Renowned for its history of London's most prominent courthouse, and thus already a popular location in London for any mildly disturbed humanoid like myself. Although the exterior is only slightly seen during The Reichenback Fall, this is also where Moriarty was put on trial (although the interior is shot in Wales). 
For more info, click here.
7: Trafalgar Square
Not only is this a key place to visit when in London, it is also where John and Sherlock walk through within The Blind Banker. Myself and Natalie did hope to do the walk; however, there was an anti-Trump protest happening at the time of our visit, with people filling the whole of the square!
For more info, click here.
8: The British Academy
Used within the series as The Diogenes Club, the exterior of this building can be seen within The Reichenback Fall, The Empty Hearse and The Abominable Bride.
For more info, click here.
9: Buckingham Palace
Natalie would not have allowed me to leave London without seeing Buckingham Palace, and although it was deeply underwhelming, she did continuously attempt to make the point that it did feature in the series (which was slightly fabricated bullshit). 
For more info, click here.
10: Irene Adler's House
Located in Eaton Square, this was a truly stunning location to see, and I'm pretty sure I was too poor to even step on the pavement there. It is very fancy, and very elegant!
For more info, click here.
11: New Scotland Yard
Another key sight in London due to the history of Scotland Yard, as well as its fancy rotating sign. If you watched the vlog, you will know that Natalie and I managed to somehow miss this, and we are still unsure of how, so if you can help in any way, please let us know how to find it without construction work!
For more info, click here
12: Big Ben
Honestly, Big Ben wasn't all that big. More average than anything else. 
I guess you still have to go see it once in your life.
13: London Eye
Another sight you just have to see, and hopefully I can drag Natalie (who is terrified of heights) up it very soon!

Timings Between Locations:
Writing all of those down felt like it took forever, and even looks as though you can't visit it all in one day; however, it didn't actually take too long to get to each location. 
So, there it is, our very first Sherlock Tour. Tour Two is currently being discussed and looked into, so watch this space to see when that appears. 

Lastly, I just want to say a huge thank you to Sherlockology, as without them, we wouldn't have known where any of the locations are. Thanks!!

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