‘How are you?’ Holmes said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. ‘You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.’
The two men viewed the rooms at 221B Baker Street next day (see photo, Question 59) and took them on the spot.
This is the original entrance to St Bartholomew’s, seen from inside the ruins of the Abbey. Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381, was killed just outside that gate (see Questions 82 and 83).
A scene from a much-loved 1990s movie was filmed here. Wedding guests streamed in through the archway, en route to the church. One of them was kissed by actress Charlotte Coleman, playing a character named Scarlett.
HISTORIC LONDON: X MARKS THE SPOT. Question 84. Name the movie.
‘Scintillating’ – Literary Review
‘Sets an example that will be hard to equal’ – Daily Mail
Waterstone’s recommendation of the month