This is a small shop-cum-museum that recreates the environment of the home of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Although Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, his (Holmes) popularity makes him a living person and the address used in the novels - 221B Baker St, London - becomes arguably world's one of the most discussed addresses. Interestingly, the address didn't exist at all until 1990 when the museum was opened in memory of Holmes and still today it's a cameo address, not a real one. If you visit the museum, you get to see the number 221B on the door, but the building is actually located in between the numbers 237 and 241 on Baker Street. Nonetheless, that won't stop you from getting the feeling that you're actually entering into the real home of Sherlock Holmes as the environment and exterior setup is perfect to welcome you into the world of our childhood hero.
As described in the novels, you see the interior that includes arrangement of the rooms, furniture and stairs. The most notable room is the Living-room where Sherlock Holmes and his friends and companion in many cases (who actually describes the stories in first person) John Watson sat together to talk to the clients. This room is an ideal place to take photographs and the authority gladly allows you to sit on the chair and take some pictures to keep your memories alive with Holmes.
The rest of the house shows characters from a number of novels and regenerates some scenes that gives you instant feelings of not only entering into the home of Holmes but also walking (and sometime investigating) through the cases!
However, I must also warn you that people who never read Sherlock Holmes before might find it a bit boring. You must have the 'connection' with the characters and the environment either through novels or TV shows or movies to enjoy the location. If you think that you don't have that connection, simply stay away from this place. This is probably not your cup of tea!
P.S. Please note that it's not free and costs £10 to enter (used to be £6 when I visited). Given that it's a small house, the price looks a bit harsh, specially when many people visit together. This is the only reason why I didn't give it a 5-star. Also be prepared for the long queue as it might take a while to enter the house. 'Rain' and 'Cold' should be taken care of as you might be forced to stand at the pavement without any roof on your head!
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