Last weekend, I met a new friend at the Sherlock Holmes Museum–Sandra, author of the blog Presépio com Vista para o Canal. She and her husband were in town to celebrate her birthday and how fortunate for me that their schedule permitted for an afternoon outing. Sandra is a big Sherlock Holmes fan and it was a joy to tour this museum with her.
“Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street from about 1881-1904.”
I think my favourite part of our tour was when we entered Holmes’ study and there was Doctor Watson. He introduced himself to the group and my enthusiastic new friend stepped forward, hand stretched, and said “Hello, I am Sandra!” I’m telling you, she is just darling.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a three story terrace house lovingly decorated with Victorian era furniture and household items.
You don’t have to be a Sherlock Holmes fan to enjoy the house.
I am a fan of Victorian literature and I found it interesting to see how people lived during those times. This home was built in 1815, by the way.
Of course, if you are a big Sherlock Holmes fan, you are in for a treat :-)
After our tour and turn around the giftstore, we went to a nearby pub to chat and enjoy
a fish and chips lunch and birthday cake in the form of sticky toffee puds. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, Sandra! It was lovely to meet you and your charming man. Hope to see you again soon!
Sherlock Holmes Museum
221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE
Open every day 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
PS Happy American Thanksgiving!! Here’s a video of the museum in case you need something to watch whilst you digest your holiday meal. xoxo
About the Author: JaPRA is an expat Texan living in Boston (by way of London by way of Houston) with her husband (Mr. DJ), their 19-year old daughter (Roxi), and their dog Trudy.