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The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Replicating the lodgings of Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Click to enlarge. Copyright 2006 Thomas B. Wheeler.

221b Baker Street
London NW1 6XE

On This Very Spot sits the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which not only does a good job of making visitors feel that Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were real people, but also that this was their home, still well-preserved more than a century later.

In reality, this building had a different street name and number in the days of Holmes's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Even today, the actual street address is 239 Baker Street, and the museum uses the fictional 221B address only by special permission of the City of Westminster. Nevertheless, this spot is worth a visit, and is a good starting point for Sherlock Holmes fans when visiting London.

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Submitted by: Thomas Bruce Wheeler, author of Finding Sherlock's London.

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This spot is a museum open to the public. For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website at

Location: Central London, at the southwest corner of Regent's Park

Nearest Major Airport: London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Nearest Rail: Marylebone

Nearest Subway: Baker Street

Latitude: 51.523700; Longitude: -0.158600

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