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Hello and welcome, if you’re on the hunt for some Sherlock Holmes trivia you’ve come to the right place.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated Sherlock Holme's characters have captured the minds of countless admirers – young and old – over the years.

A fictional private detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning. His powers of deduction border on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known as a 'consulting detective' in the stories, Holmes is known for a proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

Professor James Moriarty, the arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes, is a mathematics professor turned the world's only 'consulting criminal'. His genius is equal to, if not perhaps greater than, Holmes himself.

Moriarty is a machiavellian criminal mastermind whom Holmes describes as the 'Napoleon of crime'. Conan Doyle borrowed this phrase from a Scotland Yard inspector who was referring to Adam Worth, a real-life criminal mastermind, who is one of the individuals upon whom the character of Moriarty was based.

Dr John H. Watson is a medical doctor, formerly in the British Army. He was married to Mary Watson and is arguably the only friend and confidant of Sherlock Holmes.

In the debut Holmes story 'A Study in Scarlet', Watson, as the narrator, describes meeting Holmes, their subsequent sharing of rooms at 221B Baker Street, his attempts to discover the profession of his taciturn companion, Holmes's eventual taking of Watson into his confidence, and the events surrounding their first case together. Watson describes Holmes and his methods in too romantic and sentimental a manner for Holmes' taste. In time, they become close friends.

Irene Adler, professionally known as 'The Woman', is a brilliant dominatrix who has an apparently romantic attraction to Sherlock Holmes.

She is brought to Sherlock's attention when he and John are summoned to Buckingham Palace by Mycroft and are asked to take on a case of national importance. Irene had taken compromising images of a young female member of the British Royal family during a dominatrix session.

Sherlock Holmes has been the subject of countless films over the years, stretching from 1939 to the present day. This is a list of the top 4 most popular.

Robert Downey Jr: Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law: Dr Watson

Nothing escapes him.

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.



128 min




Ian McKellen: Sherlock Holmes Colin Starkey: Dr Watson

The man behind the myth.

Mr Holmes is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. Holmes finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. However, his memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.



104 min




Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman: Dr Watson

Between you and me, John, I always survive a fall.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.



193 min




Will Ferrell: Sherlock Holmes
John C Reilly: Dr Watson

They don't have a clue.

Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson join forces in [Holmes & Watson] to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.



90 minutes




Measuring Mr Holmes

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

In this context, the term "canon" is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.


Sherlockians from around the world selected the best Sherlock Holmes stories in the largest and most comprehensive survey ever conducted.

The novels have been ranked and rated by experts, The Hound and the Baskerville comes out on top, followed by The Sign of (the) Times, A Study in Scarlet and finally ranking in last place The Valley of Fear.

Short Stories

Sherlock Holmes Canon consists of 56 Short stories, so where do you start? Experts have chosen the top twelve to help you out.

221b Baker Street

221B Baker Street is the London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by the writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

At the time the Holmes stories were published, addresses in Baker Street did not go as high as 221. In fact, number 85 was the last number of the street in 1890.

Baker Street was later extended, and in 1932 the Abbey National Building Society moved into premises at 219–229 Baker Street. For many years, Abbey National employed a full-time secretary to answer mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes.

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