So last week it was exactly a year since I moved to London, and what a year it has been! To celebrate my one-year anniversary of living in London I took myself on a date with the city, visiting a few museums that I hadn’t managed to see yet.
The first place I visited was the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street! I love the stencils at the tube station 🙂
There is also the violin that Holmes was adept at playing, as well as a myriad of devices, books and papers that he would have referred to when solving crimes.
The rooms have been set up so beautifully as they would have been in the period, the pictures on the walls, the furniture and all the little details make it a fascinating place to investigate even without the references to Sherlock Holmes.
Of course there are references to many of the most famous stories and the cases within them, the upper floors have wax-work figurines of many of the characters featured such as Irene Adler, Professor Moriarty, even the head of The Hound of The Baskervilles mounted on a wall!
If you are at all interested in the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (or just a fan of Sherlock because of Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Miller or Benedict Cumberbatch) then I would definitely recommend a visit to The Sherlock Holmes Museum. I was very tempted by some lovely books in the gift-shop (which is also beautifully created) but managed to restrain myself!
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