Thursday Doors- The Sherlock Holmes

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Back in 2019 the day after Christmas He-Man, myself, and Big Baby Boy headed to London for a little British Christmas and New Year’s fun.

Early one morning while on our way to…I’ve forgotten which museum we were heading to I spotted this pub and stopped for a quick photo. While the doors are open I’m not really sure if it was open or not. Don’t you love the flower baskets of greenery?

December 29, 2019

I did a quick online search to see if there was any information about the pub and found this,

“”The Sherlock Holmes pub is a traditional English pub serving pints and pub food. As well as a bar and restaurant, the pub has a secret – a complete recreation of Holmes and Watson’s study and sitting room with a large collection of objects and photographs related to the characters from the books and adaptations. The collection was put together for the Festival of Great Britain and moved to this permanent home at the Sherlock Holmes pub in 1957.” ~”.

I wish we had gone back this route and stopped in for a drink and lunch! I would have loved to see that interior now that I know what it is.

This post is part of Thursday Doors which is hosted by Dan Antion. His blog is No Facilities. Click here to get to his blog to see many other doors from all over the world that other door lovers have shared this week.

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more to come…

69 thoughts on “Thursday Doors- The Sherlock Holmes

  1. Even if you did not get to go inside – this is a great share – and I would love to see the inside maybe someday too – and what a cool idea for a pub

  2. You did a good job of capturing that shot, it show the pride in ownership I would think. This photo has got to grab anyone attention that has ever been to a European country. I think some real cobblestones in the street would make it prefect!

  3. That’s so cool! I love the Sherlock Holmes books and the series was wonderful as well. They truly lucked out by finding such a beautiful building! I hope you enjoyed your stay there!

  4. I love this, Deborah! I can only imagine how wonderful it must be inside with the memorabilia. The outside is a picture perfect doors post. Thank you!

  5. What a fun front Deborah! While I’m writing this down, am thinking, with so many people reacting to your post, you could start a challenge of your own! Ever thought about it? Enjoy your December month! Thanks for the comment on painting in front of an audience. It’s a great outlet of creativity:)

  6. We loved the different pubs in London also, they have a class of their own. I loved that I could easily get a pint of Guinness with your meal there, as it is not much available here. That is a lovely memory to cherish Deborah, we never got to have Christmas there as we visited in summer.

    1. I’ve never been there in the Summer. Only Winter and Fall. I haven’t been to too many pubs either, but we did have some really good German beer there that we can’t get here in the States. It’s always a treat to try something new.

  7. I may be the only Londoner reading this and very probably the only one who has been familiar with the Sherlock Holmes pub for the best part of 50 years. So please forgive me for the following.
    The bar is excellent with many “mementoes” and “relics” of Sherlock’s adventures. But when I climbed the stairs I found that the dining room includes the replica of the study at 221B. Marvelous.
    The pub is just off Northumberland Avenue and was formerly the Northumberland Arms. As I recall it, Holmes and Watson first met ?Sir Henry Baskerville at the Northumberland Hotel. So that is a link of a kind. In the 1951 festival of Britain the collection was displayed in the Big office building occupying the site of 221B.
    “Theme” pubs were more common in the 1970s. There was another just a few hundred yards from the Sherlock Holmes dedicated to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and.a favorite of mine which evoked the days of sail called “The Square Rigger” on the City side of London Bridge.
    There are many (genuinely) historic pubs in London, but the only one which is a grade I listed building is the “George at Southwark”. This is (part of) a galleried coachinginn rebuilt in 1677 and referred to in the works of Dickens.
    Thank you for prompting all that and the personal memories that go with it.
    Jim Stokoe aka Jim529.

    1. Oh, Jim! You’re always welcome here!! Thank you so much for all this rich information about the pub, and other pubs in London!
      On another trip to London I took an excursion out to Stonehenge and on the way back we stopped at an ancient pub for dinner. I thought it was called the George. I’ll have to dig through my archives to find it. Dinner was a simple roasted chicken meal, but the pub was wonderful full of huge beams, and wood everywhere. 😀

      1. Cheers. That sounds plausible. Inside, everything slopes one way or the other and all the wood is painted black.Just south of London Bridge.

    2. Thanks for the additional information, Jim. When I was in London many, many years ago, I visited the Cheshire Cheese, as I was familiar with that from reading books set in London. Deborah, that pub is lovely, so thanks for sharing it. Looks like a great place for a beer and some pub food.


      1. Thank you so much, Janet! It definitely is worth a visit. I have a photographer friend who told me yesterday it was “her local” on their last trip to London as their hotel was very close to it. She would go back she says. That’s a good recommendation en mon avis! 😀

    1. Well, if I was by myself or with a different group…like photographers or birders I probably would have!! 😂Thank you so much, Cheryl! The family probably just gave it passing glance. 🤷‍♀️

  8. These are wonderful doors, Deborah, and such an interesting pub. If I make it back to London I will seek this out, for sure. I look forward to when we can travel again without worry or complications. For now, thank you for joining us at Thursday Doors and I hope you enjoy the holiday season with your family.

  9. This is EXACTLy what I think London should look like~thank you for confirming my fantasies! :). 🙂

  10. Any idea why the owners chose that name? As a teenager I read every single Sherlock Holmes story Arthur Conan Doyle wrote. I was sorry to finish the last one, knowing there’d never be another.

    1. That brings up a long forgotten memory. On my first trip to London back in 2003 there were two addresses I had to find and did. 221B Baker St. and N0 10 Downing Street. Just seeing them was exciting! 😀

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