Sunday, February 11, 2018

221 B Baker Street


Sherlock Holmes is revered all over the world and although he is a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his life has been memorialized in London for all his fans to see and enjoy.


The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located appropriately as 221B Baker Street but, don't tell anyone, the actual location is between 237 and 241.  The city of Westminster has given special permission for the address to actually read 221B.


The museum is representative of the period of time between 1881 and 1904 when Holmes and Doctor Watson were residing as tenants of Mrs. Hudson.



Walking from room to room, visitors can see all sorts of items that will be totally familiar to them.  Like Doctor Watson's medical bag to the left.





























And of course, Watson's bowler hat and Holmes' deerstalker hat.  That magnifying glass and his signature pipe will also be familiar.



Holmes' violin is present along with his microscope and assortment of vials.


The rooms have been furnished with items that were actually used in scenes from the 1984 television series, Sherlock Holmes.  The rooms are all deliciously Victorian.  


Can't you just picture Holmes running down these stairs and shouting "Come Watson come, the game is afoot".  

7 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

New one on me, never realised the place existed

biebkriebels said...

What a great museum, so well decorated with all the familiar items.

Lowell said...

I've not read one Sherlock Holmes book, which is rather crazy. I think I'd better do that before it's all over! What a delightful and excellent set of photographs. They make one feel like they've been there!

William Kendall said...

I've heard of the museum. I'd love to pay it a visit!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fascinating Sharon I would love to visit. I've enjoyed most versions of Sherlock Holmes except the recent one with Lucy Liu, that's just pushing it too far 😀

Lois said...

This is a fabulous place Sharon! So much detail and so many interesting things to see.

Catalyst said...

As a Holmes aficionado going back to my discovery of him as a boy, I would absolutely love to visit this museum, even if it is touristy and at the wrong address.