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Sherlock Holmes: The Inspiration Behind London’s Iconic Consulting Detective

London, with its intricate tapestry of history and culture, served as both home and inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the illustrious detective Sherlock Holmes. As you wander its foggy streets, you discover the city itself was one of Doyle’s greatest muses. The bustling metropolis of the late 1800s, with its underbelly ...

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Tower Bridge London in fog at night, London, England.