No it’s not 221b Baker Street, it’s the Sherlock Holmes Pub on Northumberland Avenue.
Up until 1957, the Sherlock Holmes was actually called the Northumberland Arms. But then the owners managed to get hold of an exhibit created for the 1951 Festival of Britain: the contents of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s flat. Without a detail spared, the Holmes collection – a replica of the study at 221b Baker Street – now sits upstairs in the pub, which was suitably renamed after its fictional tenant. (? by @hayleymsmith)
So, after a pint or few in the bar, head upstairs and be transported to Conan Doyle’s Victorian London. You’ll spot props and artwork from the many screen and stage adaptations of the story, including the famous pipe, violin and scientific equipment. It’s so authentic you almost expect Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson to walk in at any moment.
The pub itself serves “beer food”, including sausage rolls and scotch eggs, as well as sandwiches, baked sweet potatoes, burgers and Sunday roasts. They also serve Sherlock House Ale and Watson’s Golden Ale, because themes.
Location: 10 Northumberland Street, WC2N 5DB. Nearest station: Charing Cross or Embankment. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am–11pm. Friday and Saturday, 10am–121am.
More information: visit the pub’s website.