Fans of the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the many thrilling adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H Watson could be in for a real treat when planning a visit to the English capital.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum can be found at the iconic address of 221b Baker Street in the busy City of Westminster and was the purported residence of the renowned fictional sleuth.
Now owned and operated by the Sherlock Holmes Society of England, the property has been transformed into a living museum dedicated to the exploits and history of this much-loved character.
It is a building protected by the government due to its “special architectural and historical interest”, with the property faithfully maintained in the manner in which it would have been during Holmes’ supposed time in residence.
Visitors can therefore step back into Victorian London when planning a trip to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, with the property filled to the rafters with curios and trinkets relating the many cases of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
The museum recreates the lives and legacy of these famed literary characters in such a skilful manner as to make visitors question the history books as to whether they actually did exist or not.
The museum is open from 9 am until 6 pm every day of the year (except Christmas Day) and admission will cost £15 for adults and £10 for children (aged under 16 years old).
Enjoy some nearby shopping options
Visitors to the area hoping to enjoy some shopping during their stay are also extremely well catered for, with local retail options including:
- West One (shopping centre)
- Sister Ray (independent record store)
- Liberty London (fashion lovers’ department store)
- Topshop (retailer for apparel and shoes)
- Next (clothing)
- 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)
Where can I park?
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 Park (1.1 miles, 23 minutes)
- Stanhope Street Car Park (0.9 miles, 19 minutes)
London Underground options near the museum
Individuals hoping to explore the area and who would prefer to forego using their own vehicle can also travel easily though, as London’s superb 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)
Local hotels options for visitors
Visitors planning to reside in close proximity to the Sherlock Holmes Museum might like to book their stay at one of these fine local establishments:
- Spa At The Montcalm London, 34-40 Great Cumberland Place (0.59 miles)
- The Metropolis London Hyde Park, 78-84 Sussex Gardens (0.74 miles)
- The Marble Arch By Montcalm London, 31 Great Cumberland Place (0.61 miles)
Many other nearby attractions to enjoy
It is not just the Sherlock Holmes Museum that offers a treat for visitors to enjoy during their time exploring the English capital, as there truly are a wealth of attractions that visitors will not want to miss out on.
Some of the best other attractions near to the Sherlock Holmes Museum include:
- Madame Tussaud’s London (0.2 miles, four minutes’ travel time by walking/Tube)
- The Wallace Collection (0.6 miles, nine minutes)
- The Jewish Museum London (1.4 miles, 19 minutes)
- ZSL London Zoo (one mile, 16 minutes)
- Regent’s Park (0.1 miles, two minutes)
- The Open Air Theatre (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
- Lord’s Cricket Ground (0.8 miles, 12 minutes)
- The British Museum (1.7 miles, 21 minutes)
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (1.7 miles, nine minutes)
- The National Portrait Gallery (two miles, 14 minutes)
- The National Gallery (2.1 miles, 12 minutes)
- The London Centre (0.9 miles, 12 minutes)