“What do you say to a ramble through London?” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Well Sherlock, after the day I’ve had, I’m afraid I’ll have to give that one a miss. I can handle the tube fine, I can manage to find my way to all of the tourist traps because they are sign posted. But when it comes to finding a hidden office down a series of side streets then I have to admit I struggle.
Sherlock Holmes however, did not. He is meant to have known the city like the back of his hand, to the extent that he would practise finding the quickest route between any two given points in London.
I like to think that this was made easier by the city being much smaller then. And these things are easier when you’re a fictional character.