It’s safe to say that most people are familiar with the catchy phrases of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a detective with great ability for deduction and logics. All stories that appear in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are held in London. The prototype of Sherlock Holmes was Conan Doyle’s colleague who worked in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital and was famous for his ability to guess the person’s past and present based on small clues.
His detective stories became famous, but in fact Conan Doyle did not share such enthusiasm for detectives. He was an author of historical novels rather than detective stories, for which he became loved by his readers. When Sir Arthur decided to stop writing detective stories, he ended the Sherlock Holmes series by writing about the death of Sherlock Holmes in a battle with the popular literary character Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. However, the number of letters from indignant readers led the writer to “revive” the famous detective and continue with his adventures.
To learn more about the life of Sherlock, you can visit the famous museum located in London on 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson lived at the same address according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Sherlock Holmes’ Museum
In The Sherlock Holmes’ Museum, you are transported back in time to the late 1800’s. are no horrors, mummies, hidden corpses, or wax figures. Instead, Everything in the museum reminds us of the stories we know so well. In fact, when stepping into the rooms inside the museum, it will feel as though the great detective had left the room for a moment, while Mrs. Hudson is just about to enter the room with a tray of tea cups. It is filled with everything mentioned in the stories – Holmes’ violin, his deerstalker and pipe, the Persian slipper in which he kept his tobacco, unanswered letters pinned to the wall with a knife, his magnifying glass and more. What’s more, you will find Dr. Watson’s diary, which contains hand-written notes and extracts from famous story: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. You can also sit in Holmes’s armchair by the fireplace, or even bring your own pipe to smoke! It is truly a unique experience, unlike that of any other museum.
People have been writing to this address a lot for the last 100 years; most letters come from the United States. Correspondents generally ask whether Mr. Holmes can help them with a problem, such as finding a missing relative or pet. Greeting cards also arrive during holidays including Christmas and Holmes’ birthday. Dr. Watson is not forgotten either.
You can take a small excursion around the museum by following the link:
The Sherlock Holmes pub
Another outstanding place that can be visited is the Sherlock Holmes Pub. This was originally a small hotel, previously known as the Northumberland Arms, but it was later refurbished and reopened under its present name in December 1957.
The pub was restored to a late Victorian form, and the exhibition with a detailed replication of Holmes’ fictional apartment can be found on the upstairs floor. They serve traditional pub food ranging from a la carte menu items and a wide selection of beer, real ales, wines and spirits. All of these foods are served while you enjoy yourself in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. The Sherlock Holmes Pub believes in giving customers the best. Everyone is welcome!
Even the menu of this pub is like a detective story, have a look:
So when you are in London, remember to visit the world’s most famous and historical places for a chance to be transported back in time!