The September issue of National Geographic Traveler features a story on "The Urban Reader," a guide to cities with literary connections. Of all the possibile literary connections to London (T.S. Eliot called it "Unreal City;" William Shakespeare and Samuel Johnson were known to hang out there is well), National G chose to go Sherlockian.
In a short sidebar called "Sherlock in London," writer Shannon McKenna Schmidt only has room to highlight the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the "In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes" tour by London Walks, Simpson's-the-Strand, and the Museum Tavern. The concept was nice but the content rather minimal. When we go to London next year, I expect to have as our ready companion Alistair Duncan's Close to Holmes. And if I have an e-book reader by then, I may also take See the London of Sherlock Holmes, which sounds like an incredible electronic resource.
What are your favorite Sherlockian spots in London?
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