Thursday doors – Sherlock Holmes’ house, London

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

Picture of the door into 221B Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes’ house

221B Baker Street is the London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. According to Wikipedia, in the United Kingdom, postal addresses with a number followed by a letter may indicate a separate address within a larger, often residential building. In the late 19th century, Baker Street was a high-class residential district, and Holmes’ apartment would probably have been part of a Georgian terrace.

Terence and I visited 221A Baker Street during a quick work visit to London in 2018. These are pictures of a few doors inside the house.

A picture of me outside the door to Dr Watson’s room
View of the shops opposite from the house with more security than I expected
Door to a coffin
Door to a jail cell
Trap door in the ceiling

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69 thoughts on “Thursday doors – Sherlock Holmes’ house, London

    1. HI Priscilla, I did enjoy this visit. I loved the wax models of characters from the books and enjoyed seeing Holmes study with the pictures of famous serial killers on the wall. One of them was Amelia Dyer, the famous baby murderer. I wrote about her in my book, Through the Nethergate.


  1. A very interesting trip, Robbie. Have you seen the Cumberbatch tv series? When they leave the building their front door is next to a cafe called Speedy’s. This actually exists: it is in a side street, a bit further along the Euston Road. It was our regular lunchtime haunt when I was still working. In summer we could sit at the outside tables, watching the puzzled tourists 😉

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      1. That’s true, Robbie! I taught many of my students about all the amazing places to see here in UK, and over the past few years, after we arrived here, we’ve spent as much time as possible discovering old castles and beautiful gardens, especially in Lancashire and parts of Scotland. 🙂

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