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The Definitive Guide To Sherlock Holmes' London

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4. Tapas Brindisa Soho

You can sit down for a bite in the restaurant where John and Sherlock are eating before taking off for the great taxi chase through in Sherlock's first episode 'A Study in Pink'. Tapas Brindisa was called Tierra Brindisa during filming, and has since gone through a renovation, but the view out that window is still the same!

5. Northumberland Avenue

A timeless Sherlockian location, Northumberland Avenue, once Northumberland Street, is home to the Sherlock Holmes Pub. The pub formerly operated as The Northumberland Arms, and was featured in the 1892 Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor'. After the Inn purchased an extensive Sherlock-themed exhibition from the Festival of Britain, it transformed itself into the Sherlock Holmes. Northumberland Street is referenced in BBC's Sherlock in 'A Study in Pink,' as the starting point of a taxi chase.

8. South Bank Skate Park

In BBC's Sherlock, an important cipher that helps Sherlock uncover the mystery of 'The Blind Banker' can be found at the South Bank Skate Park. Hiding in plain sight among the graffiti, the cipher would take a genius to find, but you can always visit and try your luck.

9. The Cafe Royal

The Cafe Royal in central London was once a French restaurant. and has since been renovated into a gorgeous hotel. It's the site of an attack on Sherlock in Arthur Conan Doyle's story, 'The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.'

12. Battersea Power Station

The Battersea Power Station plays a vital role in the premier episode of the second series of BBC's Sherlock. Lestrade, Sherlock, and Watson examine a body found on the site's exterior near the cranes, and the interior is later used for scenes between Watson and Irene Adler.

20. Leinster Gardens

23-24 Leinster Gardens is a suitably mysterious shooting location for BBC's Sherlock, since the building isn't at all what it seems. The building's front is a facade to mask train steam from a nearby tunnel, and offers even more strangeness when Mary Watson's face is eerily projected upon in it in 'His Last Vow'.

22. St Bartholomew's Hospital

St Bartholomew's Hospital in West Smithfield, London is a vital location in Sherlock canon. It's the venue for Sherlock and Watson's first meeting in both Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories and BBC's television adaptation. The series also uses St Bart's as the site of Sherlock's famous fall, instead of the Conan Doyle's original setting at Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls.

Explore more Sherlock locations with this guide to the whole UK.

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