My Sherlock Holmes Walk (It Could Be Yours, Too)

This month I figured it was time to explore to the beautiful world of culture media, mostly because I miss it. Of course. But even if you aren’t a connoisseur of Sherlockian shows and movies (ahem, like me), or you watched a few movies but never read the books (but you should), I would still suggest a Sherlock Walk in London. Naturally, this is a must for any fan of the super sleuth (meaning Sir Author Conan Doyle would have hated this walk). I’ll give you some tips on three places worth seeing and where to see them, and naturally it starts on Baker’s Street. (I apologise in advance for picture quality).

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It might interest “ordinary” fans (read: not Sherlock weeaboos) that 221B Baker’s Street is not an actual address. Honestly, this is probably a good thing, considering people have the tendency to Take Things Too Far (try googling the reason American films use 555 numbers instead of real phone numbers). Could you imagine the slew of people showing up looking for “Sherlock Holmes” when the first books came out? Anarchy.

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 This is the wall of the Baker’s Street station, and the statue can be found right outside of it.

The station itself is a stop on your walk, so arrive by train rather than magical red bus. Take a look at the walls, and of course don’t miss the iconic Sherlock Holmes statue out front.

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Oh I really miss that Slytherin sweater I’m wearing. That thing was so soft! 

What’s at 221B? Nothing. At the closest address, though, you will find a fantastic gift-shop, and an apparently less-than-worthy museum.

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 Deerstalkers are available  A few DVD’s as well, and generally Sherlock memorabilia

It was here that I picked up a fantastic “Watson’s Casebook,” with a fun scrapbook-like feel and including several of Holmes’ best stories’ notes.The museum is overpriced, from what I heard. Everyone who ever did this suggested I not waste my pounds, so I didn’t. Incidentally, I believe the Beatle’s museum is next door to this… I didn’t pick up the trail until the next day, but if you have the whole day to do this, I suggest next taking a peak at The Sherlock Holmes Public House and Restaurant.

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Go into a pub, then head upstairs immediately. Arrive for lunch; they open late because it’s essentially a pub. I suggest not ordering the food, maybe just a drink, because it is overpriced for “meh, okay,” but the inside is really amazing if you request a seat by 221B.I ate the Shepherd’s Pie, by the way. Not so hot about it. On the walls is a lot of cool stuff, though, so overall I definitely recommend it for your walk! Unfortunately the glass around the display prevents really good pictures, but the details in the room are fabulous.

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 This is one of the best and most famous stories.

 

What really gets me are the VR (Queen Victoria- in the books Holmes did the same thing, as he was a big patriot. In the newer BBC version, this is turned into a smily face, but the RDJ version featured this) and the pictures of the code from the Dancing Men.

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 By this account Holmes is an excellent shot. 
Also included, the lifelike bust Sebastian Moran takes a shot of from across the street in “The Adventure of the Empty House.”

That concludes this spot, and my personal adventure, but two years after my trip, a new “Sherlock” appeared on BBC. When I return to England, I definitely plan to give the BBC version a continued walk. Some I’ve been to already, but without the Holmes Connection. I’ll let you know how that goes.

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  1. Oh man, I’d love to be there. It seems like such an interesting place to be. I’m a huge Sherlock fan as well, both the BBC version and the novel version. I’m both disappointed (and glad) that 221Baker street is not real. I would pity the person that has that unfortunate address lol But at the same time, I really, really want to visit it. All of these seem like such fascinating places to be! When I do manage to save enough money, I gotta do this Sherlock Walk. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    Overall, excellent retelling, dude, it's so lovely to get the pictures and detailed description. I'm naturally curious about the different cultures all over the world so I'm super duper glad I've found this! Keep up the good work! 😀 😀 😀 Waiting for your next entry.

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