The Home Of World’s Infamous Detective; Sherlock Holmes
Located opposite Baker Street Station, 221B is a privately run museum in London. It’s dedicated to the lovable literary character, Sherlock Holmes.
Situated at one of the world’s most famous addresses, the Sherlock Holmes Museum lovingly recreates the gas-lit world of London’s iconic detective.
Immerse yourself in a treasure trove of items relating to Sherlock and the famous cases he solved, in the very setting which inspired them!
According to the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, super sleuth Sherlock Holmes made this his residence from 1881 to 1904.
Different rooms have been faithfully maintained to give visitors from the world over an insight into the life and stories of the consulting detective.
A splendid four-storey Georgian townhouse dating back to 1815, the museum building served for many decades as a lodging house.
Now, it is listed to protect its architectural and cultural heritage, boasting a blue plaque to commemorate the period of Holmes’ residency.
The museum also boasts the largest collection of gifts and memorabilia in the world. The small setting of 221B is filled with authentic furniture.
So, whether you’re a die hard fan of of the original stories or a recent Cumberbatch convert, step back in time to see where the famous cases began!
It now attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world making a pilgrimage to the home of their literary hero. Don’t forget to leave a message!
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