Saturday Snapshot: 221B Baker Street

One of my many literary pilgrimages while I was in London and Paris included a trip to a very famous address–221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.  I had heard it was a tourist trap and was pleasantly surprised that it was better than reported.  I wrote more about it as part of a book review earlier this week, so today–pictures!

The outside of the building…
The parlor–and by far the best room. Sorry it’s a bit dark!

 

Holmes’ desk, and Stradivarius violin
Irene Adler?
Sitting by the fire…

It all rather makes me want to read another Holmes book.

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20 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: 221B Baker Street

  1. oh…how wonderful!! you are so lucky…I wish I can visit it too one day. I love Sherlock. ah, it reminds me that I haven’t reviewed Sherlock audiobook narated by Sherlock himself (read: Benedict C)

  2. Such wonderful shots! I like the parlor a little dark – makes me think of Jeremy Irons when he portrayed Holmes on PBS. He was a bit of a “dark” character. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. We just watched the first episode of Sherlock Season 2 as well as the new Elementary on CBS. My husband’s dream is to visit Baker Street – thanks for sharing these. I hope he doesn’t get my keyboard all wet – I know he’s going to salivate over this post!

    1. There’s a real Baker Street, and as far as I can tell this is at the right spot. I don’t know how it got turned into a museum, but I love that the blue placque on the outside is just like the ones they use for real historical figures!

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