London’s Red Phone Box Shrine to Sherlock Holmes

red-telephone-box-sherlock-holmes (All images by Matt Brown / Londonist, reproduced with permission)

In our latest bid to pay homage to Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes, we thought we’d point you toward this article by Londonist featuring a kiosk that’s become an unofficial shrine to Sherlock Holmes. BBC viewers may remember that the end of the last series saw Holmes fall to his apparent death from the roof of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in Smithfield, outside which the kiosk is located.

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Whether the hero met his end or not is still unclear, but it hasn’t stopped fans leaving tributes to Arthur Conan Doyle‘s most famous character. Londonist writes: “Although most of the notes are tongue-in-cheek, we think an informal shrine at this site is a splendid idea, and very much in keeping with the long tradition of pretending Holmes is a real man, rather than a fiction.”

Explore more BBC Sherlock Holmes locations here, and check out a selection of abandoned boxes and re-purposed kiosks.

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