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The Sherlock Holmes, Northumberland Street WC2


By Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Jonny Lee Miller … whether you’ve been glued to the big or small screen, Sherlock Holmes’ cachet has never been higher.  So what better time to relaunch a Sherlock themed pub in the heart of the city?  

That’s precisely what The Sherlock Holmes, just off Trafalgar Square, did on 2nd February 2016 to a very positive reception.  And this isn’t some johnny-come-lately jumping on the zeitgeist.  The historic pub is steeped in Sherlockian tradition.

Even looking beyond the fact you’re drinking a pint of Sherlock House Ale, eating Inspector Lestrade’s Favourite Ploughman’s Lunch and surrounded by an eye-watering amount of memorabilia, being in this pub feels like you’re very much part of something special.  In an increasingly competitive London eating and drinking scene, that goes a long way.  Elementary, my dear What’s On readers.  

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On the occasions when it isn’t raining, London is a great place to catch some wonderful points of scenery and views. Whenever it’s time for a sociable drink or a bite to eat on a sunny day, most of the bigger restaurants and bars get filled up quite quickly. We have picked our top 3 pubs that you can take a visit to. Our top choices offer food, drink, games and activities topped off with a view to remember.

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