by Gill Chris
According to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 221b Baker Street was home to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson from 1881 to 1904.
The house is now a privately run museum dedicated to the famous fictional detective, giving visitors the chance to step back in time; the study, which overlooks Baker Street, is faithfully maintained as it was in Victorian times. Visitors are likely to be greeted by a gentleman wearing a bowler hat and whiskers; this is ‘Doctor Watson’. The Museum displays murder weapons, Victoriana and waxworks depicting scenes from the stories.
At the end of your visit to this Grade II listed building you will be able to pick up some souvenirs to take away with you.
The museum is open every day except Christmas Day. You can find out more here.
The nearest tube station is Baker Street which makes it very easy to reach from any of our London vacation rentals.