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Five must-see London locations for Sherlock fans

Date posted: 12.12.2016

Up for some dastardly crime on New Year's Day? The highly anticipated fourth season of Sherlock comes to BBC One on Sunday 1 January 2017, with the first episode intriguingly named 'The Six Thatchers'.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return to Baker Street, along with Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington and Louise Brealey. They will be joined by a brand new villain in the form of Toby Jones, who promises to be satisfyingly evil. 

With pipe in hand and deerstalker on head (okay, actually vape and beanie - it's cold out there, and we care for our respiratory health), we scoured the streets of London to find the most iconic Sherlock filming locations you can visit in real life.

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Five iconic Sherlock locations

Russell Square Gardens

In the very first episode, A Study in Pink, Dr Watson meets his old friend Mike Stanford after returning home from Afghanistan in Russell Square Gardens.  Although the bench that Dr. Watson and Mike sat on was brought in for the sole purpose of filming, there are lots of similar benches throughout the park.  

Speedy's Café

The cafe below Sherlock and Watson's flat is featured in all three seasons of Sherlock so far.  The real cafe is not actually on Baker Street, but North Gower Street near Euston Square Station  and does a mean fry-up. 

South Bank Skate Park

This location was used for Sherlock, John and Raz to locate another of the cryptic ciphers in series one, episode two, The Blind Banker

Millennium Bridge

Irene Adler, 'The Woman' is seen at the northern entrance to the Millennium Bridge next to the Salvation Army Building in series two, episode one, A Scandal in Belgravia.

The British Academy

The British Academy is used on screen as the exterior of the Diogenes Club, Sherlock's brother Mycroft Holmes' grand and elegant stamping ground in series two, episode three, The Reichenbach Fall and series three, episode one, The Empty Hearse

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