221B Baker Street – Yes, You Can Really Visit It! (An Easy, Beginner English Article)

Are you a fan of the great English detective Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes


Maybe you like the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, or the old 1984 television series, or even the newer American films starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Doctor Watson?


Sherlock Holmes


Or perhaps you prefer the modern BBC series, Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman? We don’t blame you; it’s a great show!


If you are a fan of any of these versions of Sherlock Homes, then you probably know his famous address–221B Baker Street, London, England!

But did you know that even though Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, 221B Baker Street is a real address and you can visit it?

It’s true! There is a real Sherlock Holmes Museum, open to the public! I know; I’ve been there, many years ago…

221B Baker Street

As the Sherlock Holmes Museum website states:

The world famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr Holmes shared his rooms with his loyal friend and colleague Dr Watson. The house is protected by the government due to its “special architectural and historical interest” and the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times.

You can visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum any day of the year, except Christmas holiday (December 25th). Admission costs £15, or £10 for children 16 years of age or younger.

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So if you get a chance to visit England (or if you already live there), and if you love Sherlock Holmes, then pay a visit to the museum and let us know when you do! We’d love to hear your stories!!!

Oh, by the way–if you are a SUPER fan like our Mad English Lab coworker Büşra Bayram, then you might like to take the museum’s quiz here! 

If you are a more advanced English reader and would like to read a little about Moriarty and other villains, you might like my article on Geeks.media here!

Matt Cates

Matt Cates is the co-founder and creative director of Mad English Lab.

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