Friday, 24 January 2014

#SherlockLives - Sherlock's London

Like everyone else on the planet I have loved (and at times been utterly exasperated by) the return of the BBC's Sherlock. Cumberbatch aside, the other beautiful star of the show is definitely London so I thought I'd drag myself away from the TV and my duvet (ultimate January friends) and explore some of Sherlock's London.

The first stop had to be the roof of St Bartholemew's Hospital in the City of London - arguably now London's most famous rooftop. At the site of Sherlock's "death" the telephone box is covered with Sherlock-related grafitti so I definitely knew I was in the right place!


The four stories somehow seem a lot higher in the TV show but looking up from ground level...its a big drop.

Day two of Sherlock-ing and here's my sleuthing outfit (not quite a deer-stalker I'm afraid):
Dress: ASOS Petite, Ring: YSL, Collar: John Lewis (v old)
Stop two featured in the final episode of the last series. I had heard about the facade houses in Leinster Gardens but had never actually seen them. First, though, a tube journey to Queensway (Central Line, if you're wondering):

If you don't know that the houses are fake then you could walk straight past without even realising - its all in the details, lack of numbers and letter boxes on the doors, windows painted the same shade of grey as London's sky 90% of the time... The houses mask the railway line behind as back when it was built it was thought of as uncouth to see the line in such a well-to-do area of the city:




Comparing the fake houses with the ones next door it is actually quite obvious when you stop to look!

The final stop on my Sherlock-ing tour of London? Well, where else?


 Did you watch the last series of Sherlock?
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  1. They filmed the Baker Street external scenes in North Gower Street, it's right by Euston Square tube and I used to work right next door at UCL! Look for the front door next to Speedy's cafe (which is a real place).

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  2. I loved this Sherlock season so much!! Episode three was incredible. This sounds like a fun adventure. I want to do it too.

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  3. That is so cool! Loved Sherlock, can't wait for it to be back on our screens again!

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