was home to Sherlock Holmes.
The section of Baker Street
north of the Marylebone Road
is where the fictional 221B Baker Street
would have been located. The street runs south from Regent’s Park, the junction with Park Road
, parallel to Gloucester Place
Also fictionally, Basil of Baker Street
, The Great Mouse Detective, Sherlock Hound, Danger Mouse, Sexton Blake, Carland Cross and James Black of Case Closed have all resided along the road.
Residents of the prestigious mansion block, Chiltern Court
, on the Regent’s Park end of Baker Street
include the novelists Arnold Bennett and H.G Wells, who are commemorated with a blue plaque.
In 1835 the sculptor James Fillans came to live and work from 82 Baker Street
The street is served by the London Underground by Baker Street
Underground station, one of the world’s oldest surviving underground stations. Next door is Transport for London’s lost property office.
In 1835, the first wax museum of Madame Tussauds
was opened on Baker Street
. The museum moved, just around the corner, to Marylebone Road
is named after builder William Baker, who laid out the street in the 18th century.