The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

Founded originally as The Sherlock Holmes Society in 1934


Founded in 1951, the Society is devoted to the study of the life and work of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, with an occasional and respectful doff of the hat to their distinguished creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is a literary and social Society, not a 'fan club'. Members conduct research into all aspects of life in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, as well as more specific topics such as the actual dates and locations of Mr Holmes' cases, and in the years since its foundation the Society has established a reputation for sound scholarship as well as good fellowship.

Membership is open to anyone who shares our interest in the study of the life and work of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. It is a world wide Society; with members from places as far away as the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan as well as Europe and Great Britain.

There are two grades of membership, with different levels of subscription. Associate Members receive the Sherlock Holmes Journal, but do not take part in meetings (except as guests of a Full Member). Full Members receive the Journal plus all the periodical notices of Society activities