With a little spare time in London, before heading home, we decided to visit 221B, home of Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Getting off Baker Street tube, we climbed the stairs to the road above, just outside the station was a statue of Sherlock Homes, which captured the likeness of the detective, described by Conan Doyle in his novels.


Looking to our right we saw the sign for Baker Street and headed towards it. Reaching Baker Street, we turned right again and headed down Baker Street in search of 221B.



Unfortunately, the house is clearly not on the site that 221B would originally have been, as the numbers are out of order, but we found the Sherlock Museum further down. A black door with 221B above it portrayed the museum.


With a long queue outside the door of the house, we decided not to go inside. instead we took a quick look in the gift shop next door to finish up our visit.


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