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.
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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.
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Immerse yourself in a treasure trove of items relating to Sherlock and the famous cases he solved, in the very setting which inspired them!
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According to the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, super sleuth Sherlock Holmes made this his residence from 1881 to 1904.
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Different rooms have been faithfully maintained to give visitors from the world over an insight into the life and stories of the consulting detective.
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A splendid four-storey Georgian townhouse dating back to 1815, the museum building served for many decades as a lodging house.
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Now, it is listed to protect its architectural and cultural heritage, boasting a blue plaque to commemorate the period of Holmes’ residency.
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The museum also boasts the largest collection of gifts and memorabilia in the world. The small setting of 221B is filled with authentic furniture.
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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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