I want to take you on a trip to the past today... One of my favorite protagonists and now an actor from the 19th century! Because last year I travelled with my husband to London and the obligatory program was definitely the Sherlock Holmes museum! And when you get out of the Baker Street station with the subway, you can see the profiles of the most famous detectives on the walls. You really want to read all the books again to immerse yourself in The adventures of Sir Conan Doyle!
On the way to the Sherlock Holmes museum
On the way from Baker Street Station, you can also pass a Sherlock Holmes statue. It is not very big, but still obvious! And if you're on the London sightseeing bus, you'll definitely pass the statue. To the left of the statue is also the Madame Tussauds museum. You can also combine the visits, but we missed Madame Tussauds this time, because we were already in it.
And then, past a Beatles shop and a cute bookstore, you come to the famous apartment in Baker Street 221b. Just for info: The new series with Benedict Cumberbatch was of course filmed here, but on the North Gower Street 187. Unfortunately, we did not know at the time, and we would have gone there. Unfortunately, time has not been enough for us.
Only a few people are allowed to enter the museum at the same time. Because the rooms are quite small, just as it was usual at the time. In addition, the rooms are studded with so much detail that the job is really worthwhile. But I would advise you to buy the tickets at the souvenir shop next door!
Sherlock Holmes souvenir Shop
You will receive a contemporary from a housemaid. By the way, they are all super polite and speak well-maintained English, as was usual at that time!
And when you first come to the first floor, where Sherlock Holmes lived, you will be transferred back a few centuries. The interior is really old fashioned, but not frumpy! It is all very stylishly furnished. As if Sherlock and Watson are going to lunch and Mrs. Hudson is serving them tea.
The Life of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Mrs. Hudson
Even the couch (not stoning me that I forgot the right name:-0), where Sherlock Holmes made it comfortable, almost invites to lie down. I think many do too...
On a wall you can see the initial VR, which can also be seen in the series Sherlock Holmes. These mean Victoria Regina, is Latin and just means Queen Victoria. The background to this was that Sherlock Holmes was a patriot, and Mrs. Hudson was probably less enthusiastic about that. So Sherlock Holmes just shot the initials with a pistol in the wall. So it would probably be difficult to remove 😉
The workplaces and their work utensils are also original. Where... Actually, it's not proven that Sherlock Holmes and Watson have ever existed. These figures come from the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. However, one does not want to rob the illusion and continue to believe in the great detective who has revealed the most complicated cases.
Also from "The London Times" of July 12, 1881 can be quite a lot rauslesen. I didn't stop there for so long 🙂
The museum was also equipped with almost lifelike figures. Just like Dr. Watson, who is writing a document at his desk.
A special highlight are the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which have been brought to life. You can wonder what adventure you may be watching. But there are also small signs where the resolution is on it.
On the way out we stopped for a little longer in the souvenir shop. I admit I'm a really big fan and there were few souvenirs to come with. I would have liked to buy the whole shop, but many souvenirs are just not as cheap as you would like to have 😉
I don't know if you'd like to be immersed in the story of Sherlock Holmes, but on our next visit we will visit the locations of the last Sherlock Holmes series with Daniel Cumberbatch. We already have some. Maybe you want to see them, because most are also popular places for tourists. London just pulled us on his way... Have you been to London yourself? Maybe you have some tips for our next Londonbesuch? I think I should stop writing at that point, because the post has become quite long. I hope you enjoyed the photos and the short version 🙂