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Sherlock Holmes Film & Literary Evening for World Book Night

Sherlock Holmes Film & Literary Evening for World Book Night
9 April 2014 admin_rooster

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London to Host Fun Filled Holmes Event and Raise Funds for the National Literacy Trust.

To celebrate World Book Night on 23 April, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London will host a fun filled Holmes themed event, taking guests back to 1895 with Victorian food and drink and offering a reward for those donning the most impressive Victorian costume.

Together with specialist Sherlock Holmes publisher, MX Publishing, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London will welcome guests to enjoy an evening celebrating all things Sherlock, with all ticket proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust, helping to raise literacy among the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

Special guests will include bestselling author, Dan Andriacco, via satellite from Cincinnati. Dan has published six Sherlock Holmes novels, including ‘No Police Like Holmes’ and will be launching the second novel in his collaboration series with equally renowned Holmes writer, Kieran McMullen, The Poisoned Penman, on 15th May.

As well as a live Q&A with Dan, activities will include the screening of the award winning first episodes of a Sherlock Holmes web series and a Sherlock Holmes themed quiz, with prizes for the winning team.

The event will take place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm in Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London’s Watson’s Lounge and guests purchasing tickets will also benefit from discounted drinks throughout the evening, an exclusive offer for overnight stays at the hotel, and an exclusive lifetime discount on purchases from the newly launched Watson’s Lounge bookshop; a dedicated online Sherlock Holmes themed bookstore.

Tickets cost £5 per person and include:

  • Sherlock Holmes themed cocktail and canapés
  • Live author Q&A
  • Prizes for the best Victorian Dress
  • Entry to the Sherlock Holmes Quiz
  • Screening of the first episodes of a Sherlock Holmes Web Series
  • £5 donation to  the National Literacy Trust
  • 20% discount on drinks at the bar throughout the evening
  • 20% off best available rate for a future overnight stays at Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel (subject to availability)
  • Lifetime discount on purchases from the Watson’s Lounge Bookshop

To book your place:

Sherlock fans can follow Park Plaza and MX Publishing Sherlock themed events by following twitter handles @parkplaza and @mxpublishing, using the hashtag #sherlockevents.

NOTE: Limited media places are available should you wish to attend this event. 

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London and MX Publishing will be running a number of Holmes themed events throughout the year, including a Sherlock Holmes London Tour, World Record attempt, Theatre Evening and author Q&A to celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 155th birthday on 22ndMay.

Please contact Julie Aguilera at Rooster PR to confirm interest in attending
[email protected] / 020 3440 8930

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes is a four-star boutique hotel in the heart of London. Located on Baker Street, the hotel is near to popular destinations such as Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street, some of the best shopping locations in the Capital, are just a few minutes’ walk.

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For more information on the National Literacy Trust, visit

Image: cover of ‘Sherlock’s Home – The Empty House’


For further press information, please contact:
Julie Aguilera / Nick Wheywell / Laura Jackson
Rooster PR
T: 020 3440 8930
E: [email protected]

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PPHE Hotel Group Limited owns, leases, develops, operates and franchises full service upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities and regional centres, predominantly in Europe.  The majority of the Group’s hotels operate under two distinct brands, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and art’otel®.

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About the National Literacy Trust
We are a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools.

Visit to find out more, donate or sign up for a free email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Phone us on 020 7587 1842 or email [email protected].

The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944. Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.