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221B Baker Street - London, England, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 51° 31.423 W 000° 09.505
30U E 697121 N 5711895
Quick Description: The home and office for one Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 7:08:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM457W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stickerooni
Views: 170

Long Description:
For many years, a Blue Plaque marked the exact location of one of most famous addresses in literature - 221B Baker Street.

The Blue Plaque has recently been moved further north from its original location to accommodate development (if you peek through the construction fencing, you can see the circle's former spot) and to allow the Sherlock Holmes Museum the honor of owning this address.

The Blue Plaque reads as it would for any other famous person:
Sherlock Holmes
Consulting Detective

Visiting the doorway is free, but there is a £6.00 fee for the museum.

"The Sign of Four" was chosen because it is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
Short Description: The home and office for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. James Watson

Book Title: The Sign of Four (and many others)

First Year Published: 1890

Author's Name: Arthur Conan Doyle

Name of Waymarked Item: 221b Baker Street

Location of Item: Exit the Baker Street Underground Station onto Marlyborn and turn right. Turn right again on Baker Street. It will be on your left-hand side.

More Information:
221B Baker Street was the home and office to Sherlock Holmes. He would accept and interview clients in his parlor and would solve a few crimes along the way.

Admission Price?: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

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