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Sherlock Holmes’ London
If you recognise this London market, it will help you with one of the questions!

Sherlock Holmes’ London

Sherlock Holmes appeared in a total of 60 stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1927. The canon consists of four novels and five volumes of short stories. In ‘The Red Headed League’ Holmes remarks to Watson, “It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London.” See if you know as much about London as Mr. Holmes!

1.
From which London terminus does Irene Adler depart to the continent in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’?
Paddington
Waterloo
Charing Cross
Liverpool Street
Ms. Adler is one of the few people to outwit Sherlock Homes. She escapes on the 5.15 from Charing Cross and “In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex”
2.
Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes, is portrayed as a regular visitor of the fictitious ‘Diogenese Club’ on Pall Mall. What is its unusual rule?
No talking is allowed under any circumstances
Women are not allowed membership
A jacket and tie are required attire at all times
Members must take an oath of honesty on joining
In the BBC series ‘21st Century Mythologies’, the building now at 10 Carlton House Terrace stood in for the club
3.
‘The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle’ are centred around a Christmas goose bought at which London market?
Covent Garden
Smithfield
Spitalfield
Columbia Road
Holmes and Watson visited Covent Garden market on the trail of the thief who stole The Countess of Morcar’s famous jewel which was called The Blue Carbuncle
4.
Where in London did Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes first meet?
On a bench in Regent’s Park
At the Museum of Pathology
In the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly
At St Bartholomew’s Hospital
The pair first met in the work ‘A Study in Scarlet’. In the novel this meeting took place in the chemical laboratory of St Bartholomew’s Hospital
5.
In which London pub and restaurant could you find ‘Mrs Hudson’s Homemade Steak and Ale Pie’ and ‘Inspector L’Estrade’s Favourite Ploughman’s Lunch’ on the menu?
The Ivy
Speedy’s Café
Sherlock’s Grill, 108 Baker Street
The Sherlock Holmes, 10-11 Northumberland Street
Whilst you are there you could also visit Holmes and Watson’s Victorian sitting room that has been recreated on the first floor
6.
What was the subject Sherlock researched at the British Museum in ‘The Adventures of Wisteria Lodge’?
Phlebotomy
Hieroglyphics
Voodooism
Tobacco
In the novel a party guest wakes up to find his host and domestic staff have vanished during the night and the police find evidence of Voodoo rituals
7.
What was the address of the rooms rented by Watson and Holmes?
221b Baker Street
27a Wimpole Street
17 Gough Court
17 Cherry Tree Lane
The other addresses are the homes of Henry Higgins (fictional - in My Fair Lady), Dr. Samuel Johnson and the Banks Family (fictional - in Mary Poppins) respectively
8.
In ‘The Sign of Four’ Captain Morstan stays at which lavish London hotel?
The Langham
The Ritz
The Savoy
The Four Seasons
Other characters from the canon who also stay there are the King of Bohemia in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ and the Hon. Philip Green in ‘The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax’
9.
What is the full name of Holmes’ landlady?
Henrietta Hudson
Susan Hudson
Lucinda Esme Hudson
Martha Louise Hudson
In ‘His Last Vow’ we learn her full name is Martha Louise Hudson, née Sissons
10.
It was at the bar of which West End restaurant that Watson first heard mention of Holmes?
The Rainforest Café
The Criterion
Simpson’s
Rules
The restaurant has placed a plaque on the wall inside to commemorate the event

 

Author:  Augusta Harris

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