One of London’s top attractions has spoken of its desire to bring the legend of Sherlock Holmes to life by ransacking its archives to get under the skin of the character.
The popularity of the books has increased in recent years in light of the success of the Hollywood films starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.
And this interest has prompted curators at the Museum of London, one of the city’s top attractions, to look through its archive for items that depict one of the capital’s most famous residents.
The museum plans to launch an exhibition that will capture the imagination of Holmes fans and will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Alex Werner, the man behind the project, said that Holmes is an icon of the city. “He is the most famous Londoner who has never lived and will never die,” he told the Guardian.
“We want to get under the skin of Sherlock. The time is right, his profile has never been higher.”
It has been revealed that the museum intends to go through its enormous collection of items to find haunting images in paintings and early images of London during the period he supposedly lived in the capital.
But if you’re not a fan of the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which of London’s other attractions might you enjoy?
Well, one of the most eagerly-awaited exhibitions this summer is the Mattise show at the Tate Modern, which has already attracted large crowds.
This is definitely worth seeing for yourself if you’re a fan of high culture.
Alternatively, you could head to the British Library, which is hosting a comic book exhibition this summer and is sure to receive plenty of attention over the coming weeks and months.
All three of these are within reachable distance of the Montcalm Hotel in central London.