Fans of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes should consider visiting a key attraction in the capital created to celebrate all things to do with the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character.
Unsurprisingly, the museum can be found at the address of 221b Baker Street in the City of Westminster which was once the residence of the renowned fictional Holmes and his lodger Dr John H Watson.
In recent years, under the ownership of the Sherlock Holmes Society of England, the property has been transformed into a unique museum celebrating everything connected to the sleuth.
Visitors get the chance to have a look around Sherlock’s study, complete with an armchair by the fire. You can also spot his pipe, magnifying glass and violin in his bedroom.
One of the highlights is an exhibition with life size waxworks from a number of Sherlock’s most famous adventures.
There is also a well-stocked gift shop that gives you the chance to pick up some ideal souvenirs of your trip to one of the most famous addresses in the capital.
The museum is open from 9:30 am until 6 pm every day of the year apart from Christmas Day and there is reduced admission for child under 16.
Combine a museum trip with some retail therapy
Visitors to the area surrounding the museum will find a number of nearby shopping options such as:
West One (shopping centre)
Sister Ray (independent record store)
Liberty London (department store for lovers of latest fashion)
Topshop (retailer for apparel and shoes)
The Perfume Shop (fragrances for men and women)
Agent Provocateur (high-end women’s lingerie and sleepwear)
Aftershock London (designer clothing)
Burlington Arcade (shopping centre)
St Martin’s Courtyard (shopping centre with bars and restaurants)
For anyone planning to travel to the Sherlock Holmes Museum by car, here are some of the many local parking options for their vehicle:
Euro Car Parks (0.2 miles, four minutes travel time when walking)
NCP Car Park London Park Road (0.2 miles, five minutes)
Q-Park Church Street (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
Crawford Street Car Park (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
Chiltern Car Park (0.3 miles, six minutes)
George Mews Car (1.1 miles, 23 minutes)
Stanhope Street Car Park (0.9 miles, 19 minutes)
London Underground options near the museum
Visitors hoping to explore the area and who would prefer to make use of London’s great public transport network – the London Underground – has several nearby stations:
Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)
Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)
Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
Edgware Road (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)
Other nearby attractions to enjoy
It is not just the Sherlock Holmes Museum that offers a treat for visitors to enjoy. Visitors close to the museum can also enjoy a number of other attractions that great for exploring and enjoying your time in London. Some of the best other attractions near to the Sherlock Holmes Museum include:
Madame Tussaud’s London (0.2 miles)
The Wallace Collection (0.6 miles)
The Jewish Museum London (1.4 miles)
ZSL London Zoo (one mile)
Regent’s Park (0.1 miles)
The Open Air Theatre (0.5 miles)
Lord’s Cricket Ground (0.8 miles)
The British Museum (1.7 miles)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (1.7 miles)
The National Portrait Gallery (2 miles)
The National Gallery (2.1 miles)
The London Centre (0.9 miles)