The Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Sherlock Holmes famous address: No doubt one of the most famous addresses in the world, 221b Baker Street is the house where the greater detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr Watson lived for nearly 25 years. Whether or not you like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character, this address is visited for thousand people around the world since it was opened to the public in 1990.

The gorgeous Victorian house, near to Regent’s Park, is an exciting experience for families, children or anyone interested in one of the most important characters of English literature. The three floor house was built in 1815 and even though it’s not at the exact address mentioned in Conan Doyle’s books, Sherlock Holmes Museum can bring a bit of the detective’s world to the imagination of anyone visiting it, anyway.

Plenty of waxwork, familiar objects mentioned at Holmes stories and some furniture also help to recreate the whole atmosphere. For those who are expert in Sherlock Holmes, a collection of photographs, painting and newspapers from the period is also part of the museum’s memorabilia.

The famous study studio where Holmes and Watson spent a good part of their lives working is on the first floor. The room is one of the favourite ones for allowing visitors to take pictures sat by the iconic Holmes’ chair, next to the fireplace. Holmes’pipe tobacco, magnifying glass and hat are also available if you fancy the whole characterisation.

“Elementary, Mr. Dear Watson” the museum is very popular during any period of the year, so expect to have to share the three floors of the house with many other tourists.

A very cosy shop is placed on the ground floor of 221b Baker Street address and for the only £ 6 (adult) and £4 (children under 16 years old), you can indulge yourself at the fascinating life and story of Sherlock Holmes. Don’t forget to take a photo with the policeman who welcomes tourists at the museum and shop entrance. He’s probably one of the most famous and nicest bobbies in London town.

Published October 8th 2012 here
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