Sleep With Sherlock Holmes On Valentine's Day

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 113 months ago

Last Updated 30 December 2014

Sleep With Sherlock Holmes On Valentine's Day


Yep, you read that right. For two nights next year, Museum of London holds Sleeping With Sherlock nights, giving the public a chance to learn all about the detective at its first all-night events (adults only), on 14 February and 28 March. The evening includes a three-course dinner, talks from detective specialists, comedy performances and improvised story-telling, the secrets of fingerprinting and blood splatter analysis, grizzly ghost stories in the thick of night, a movie marathon and a full English breakfast. It's not cheap though — at £175 per ticket you may have to do some sleuthing yourself to uncover enough cash.

If £175 is a bit steep for you, there's a wealth of Sherlock-themed events coming up, thanks to Museum of London's Sherlock Holmes exhibition. Visit the exhibition with a talk by the curators, and ask them your questions. Hear the story of a real-life Sherlock Holmes, or if you fancy yourself as a bit of a detective, go Sleuthing with Sherlock and learn Victorian crime-solving methods.

Take part in a (potentially very heated) discussion about who offered the best portrayal of Holmes on stage or screen (we think Cumberbatch might be a shoo-in here) — and the role of Watson is under scrutiny too.  At the end of the season of events, kick back and enjoy a Sherlock Film Night — fancy dress encouraged. Plus, every Saturday there's a chance to grab your deerstalker and go walking through the sights and sounds of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Victorian London.

Waterstones' Piccadilly store hosts an evening with Alex Werner, curator of the Museum of London's exhibition, examining how Conan Doyle's character shaped London. For a start, the decor of Baker Street station would be considerably different had the author never put pen to paper

Event prices vary. All require prebooking.