The Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Even those who have never been to London, know the address 221b Baker Street. Every year thousands of tourists are looking for it. Is there anyone who has never wanted to be a detective for at least a moment? Do not miss the opportunity to visit this famous house, try on the Sherlock Holmes hat, see the pipe and sit in a comfortable armchair at the fireplace - some genius idea will certainly come to your mind! You will hardly have a chance to play the violin of the well-known detective, but a picture with the wax figures is a must. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is exactly like in the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: 'two comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.' Walking inside this room is like travelling in the 'time capsule' to the Victorian era.

To find the museum, you will need no detective skills: just arrive to Baker Street tube station, find a statue to the well-known detective at the entrance and look at an arrow on the plinth - it will show you to the direction of the museum! A friendly constable will meet you at the door to Holmes's house. Ticket costs around £15.

Do not get bored in the line and peep into the neighbouring London Beatles Store and Its Only Rock & Roll store. Here you can buy the most interesting gifts for those who love rock and Fab Four - incredible souvenirs starting from photographs with autographs to statuettes, other unique accessories valuable for Beatles fans and old records. Visit website to see the variety of goods and prices. If you walk 20 minutes from the museum, there is Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded most of their albums. Opposite this building in 3 Abbey Road there is the famous Abbey Road Zebra Crossing, that was set in the history by the Beatles on the cover of their album Abbey Road recorded in 1969. Many musicians made efforts to repeat the well-known crossing by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. If you visit the Road Crossing, you are sure to see some fans of the Fab Four trying to do the same, they have been coming here for already 40 years. In 2010 Minister of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Kingdom, John Penrose, called the Road Crossing 'the national cultural heritage' and announced the decision of the government of Great Britain to include it into an official list of the Unesco world heritage sites. If you come out at Baker Street tube station, to the east, you will see a non-less famous museum of wax sculptures Madame Tussauds.

Address: 221b Baker Street
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:30 am – 6 pm; closed Dec 25; London Beatles Store Mon-Sun 10 am - 6:30 pm.
How to reach: tube Baker Street; bus 13, 74, 113, 139, 189, 274, А, N74.
Coordinates: 51.52377, -0.15853