This tour: Friday 27 December, 11am.
Meet: Goodge Street station.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.
Two days after Christmas, and Sherlock Holmes is lounging upon the sofa in a “purple dressing-gown, a pipe-rack within his reach upon the right, and a pile of crumpled morning papers, evidently newly studied, near at hand”.
Domestic bliss for the world’s greatest detective.
Beside the couch is a “very seedy and disreputable hard-felt hat”, which had been left for Holmes, along with a “good fat goose” which had been taken for roasting by a policeman friend. But this was no ordinary goose. Its throat had yielded a highly valuable gemstone, the infamous Blue Carbuncle, recently stolen.
How did it get there?
Ed Glinert, editor of Penguin Classics’ Holmes canon, unravels the mystery as we walk in Sherlock Holmes’ footsteps around central London.