Baker Street

Baker Street Guide

If You’re wondering why Baker Street

is ringing such a bell, it’s probably the fictional super detective Sherlock Holmes. Baker Street is located in the Marylebone district of Westminster in London, and is actually named after a builder known as William Baker, who actually laid this very street himself, back in the 18th century. The area was once an upper class residential area but is now home to mainly commercial premises instead.

If you’re looking for things to do, then no visit to Baker Street would be complete without a visit to the world famous Sherlock Holmes museum. This museum only opened in 1990, and is located within an 1815 style house similar to the fictional address of Sherlock Holmes, which was 221b house. There are wax figures, exhibits, Sherlock Holmes memorabilia, gifts, trinkets, and much more on top of that. If theatre is your cup of tea then head on down to the Open air theatre in regents park, which plays host to comedy, musicals, and theatrical performances all throughout the summer months (weather permitting of course). This theatre is the only one of its kind in all of the UK, so that alone shows you just how special and unique it actually is.


For your travel needs, baker street tube station is actually served by 5 separate zones, including circle, Hammersmith, Metropolitan, Bakerloo, and Jubilee. There are numerous buses running on a number of different routes, including 74, and 82. You easily find the entire list online by performing a basic search of the area.

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