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Sherlock Holmes Walk in Covent Garden and Strand

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10:30 – 16:00 30 May 2018
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The Shakespeare's Head (meeting place), 64 - 68, Kingsway, Holborn, London, UK, WC2B 6BQ

MC will lead us, in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, through some of the obscure byways as well as the principal thoroughfares of Covent Garden and Strand before finishing for lunch at the Sherlock Holmes Public House in Northumberland St.

This walk has been organised, and will be led, by MC Black from Detective Walks.

Members of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London have recreated Holmes and Watson's sitting room at 221B Baker Street in a room adjoining the restaurant on the first floor. The Sherlock is at 10 Northumberland St, St James’s, WC2N 5DB (just off Northumberland Av.)  For details see:

 https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/sherlock-holmes/  (Ctrl+Click)


Lunch: We are asked to pre-order our lunches at the Sherlock Holmes pub and you need to e-mail your orders to the organiser at mc.black@hardknott.org using the format:

name1 – starter, main; etc.

name2, starter, main; etc.

A link to the menu is shown at the end of this flyer. We will pay individually for our lunches at the end of the meal in the first floor restaurant. It is recommended that you e-mail your lunch orders when you book the visit lest you forget, but in any event no later than Wednesday, 16th May. Those who do not pre-order must expect to be served last (if at all)!

Members will enhance their pleasure if they read (or re-read) the Sherlock Holmes Canon before the walk; if time is limited, concentrate on the following stories.

  • A Scandal in Bohemia;
  • A Study in Scarlet;
  • The Abbey Grange;
  • The Blue Carbuncle;
  • The Bruce Partington Plans;
  • The Dying Detective;
  • The Empty House;
  • The Final Problem;
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles;
  • The Illustrious Client;
  • The Man with the Twisted Lip;
  • The Red Circle;
  • The Red-Headed League;
  • The Retired Colourman;
  • The Sign of (the) Four;
  • Wisteria Lodge.

 Complete pdf versions of the works can be found at:  https://sherlock-holm.es/pdf/a4/1-sided/

 When and where to meet: 10:30 Meet inside The Shakespeare's Head, (64-68 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6BG) which is a Wetherspoon’s pub a few yards down Kingsway from Holborn underground station. Tea, coffee (breakfasts) and toilets are available there.

For pub information Ctrl+Click here: http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/shakespeares-head 

Timetable (times are approximate)

10:30           Meet at The Shakespeare’s Head (see above)

11:00           The walk starts.

13:30           Lunch at the Sherlock Homes (remember to order in advance)

There will be a “Comfort Break” for refreshments in the former Probate Registry at around the halfway point.

Late comers and participants, who become detached from the group on the day, should ring MC Black's cell phone number: 07880 980 921.

Cost: £10·00 per person.

The maximum number of participants is 30.

Contacts: In advance: feel free to ring MC Black on Ware (01920) 467 930 with any queries – members who have met MC's Mother will understand why mornings between 0730 and 0930 is generally a good time.

On the morning of the walk only – MC Black, 07880 980921.

Amicitiae Holmesienses

 THE MENU –  to view the menu Ctrl+Click the following link:

https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/sherlock-holmes/menu/main-menu .

Don’t forget to pre-order in good time.



You can pay either by cheque or by bank transfer.  It is possible to pay for several places on one transaction.

Cheque:  make your cheque payable to The Institute of Physics (not IOP) and send them to:

Tony Colclough (REMS)

34 Sugden Road

Thames Ditton

Surrey KT7 0AE

*** It is important to annotate the rears of your cheques with:  REMS, Event title; event date.

If you are paying for several events with one cheque, please write them all.


Bank transfer: IOP Bank details are as follows:

Account Name:                 Institute of Physics (GBP)

Sort Code:                           40-14-13

Account Number:            82403552

Bank Name:                       HSBC Bank plc

Bank Address                    62 George White Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BA

BIC:                                        MIDLGB22

IBAN:                                    GB15MIDL. 40141382403552


*** Please enter a reference with the transfer as follows:  REMS EVENT ddmmyy  

Where  ddmmyy is the date of the event (first event if you are paying for several)

Organised by: REMS IOP London and South East Branch by MC Black

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