Become Sherlock Holmes for a day in London

The world's most famous fictional Victorian detective is very much back in fashion these days, with a number of blockbuster movies and even a couple of television series about Sherlock Holmes having been produced in recent times.

If you'd like to get a little closer to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic sleuth, however, then you may be interested in taking part in a one-of-a-kind event that is set to take place on the campus of University College London this summer.

On July 19th, a Guinness World Record attempt will be made to assemble the largest number of people all dressed as Sherlock Holmes.

The initiative has been launched in order to raise money for the restoration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's study at Undershaw, the house where he famously lived.

Those who would like to take part will need to stick to the dress code, which stipulates that all participants must wear a cape, carry a pipe and a magnifying glass, and top off their ensemble with Holmes's iconic deerstalker hat.

The event will also include a prize draw and a raffle, with a number of exciting prizes up for grabs, including holiday credit that can be used in hundreds of locations around the world.

A minimum of 300 people are required to attend in order to break the record, and after you've secured your place in the Guinness Book of World Records you may want to consider visiting some of London's other Sherlock Holmes-themed attractions.

For example, you could head to Baker Street, where the detective famously lived at number 221b. These days, you'll find the Sherlock Holmes Museum located on Baker Street, while a Sherlock Holmes-themed pub can be found close to Charing Cross.

All of these locations are in central London, making them easily accessible from the Montcalm Hotel.

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