The Rise of the Anglomaniac: London Sherlock Holmes Spots

April 25, 2023 5:13 am17 commentsViews: 95

Americans have always been unabashed of this mad affinity for anything British – their customs, traditions, their knee-weakening accents – everything British is as cool as it gets. Even the rise of British actors in Hollywood cannot be missed, and with Eddie Redmayne winning this year’s Oscars, one could say that it is happening again – the Anglomaniacs are back in the game.

Nominated along with Redmayne is another British actor that America has come to love and worship – the formidable Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch became a household name for his portrayal of the most beloved detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes. First aired in 2010, the TV series gained too much infamy in the UK that it has reached the Land of the Free, making the actor an instant hunk (hello, Cumberbitches!).

With Anglomaniacs preaching their Gospel round and about America, it is not surprising why nearly everyone found themselves packing their suitcases to venture to London.

Should you feel this urge, we recommend you drop by these spots, which were preserved in honor of the great Sherlock Holmes:

  • Baker Street – Sherlock Holmes’s Residence

Baker Street

If you are a follower of the Sherlock Homes series, then surely you have the idea of the apartment number where the famous detective and his doctor friend lived. It’s actually hard to find apartment number 221b, but give yourself a treat and find it between 237 and 241.

You shouldn’t also miss passing by Marylebone exit where you will find a humongous bronze statue of the famous detective himself. It stands about 9 feet tall and just looks magnificent. In Madame Tussauds, take a picture with Robert Downey Jr’s wax figure as Sherlock Holmes.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a must visit to all Sherlock Holmes fans. Here you will see the detective’s study detailed exactly as the book describes and Dr. Watson’s bedroom.

  • The Sherlock Holmes Pub

Sherlock Holmes Pub

This popular restaurant is loved because of the detective theme ambience and choices of meals. Gobble up on Cumberland sausages, Dr. Watson’s favorite delicacy, and a taste of chicken liver pate, or shall we say, A Case of Identity.

  • Simpsons-in-the-Strands


Undoubtedly Sherlock Holmes’ favorite restaurant, have a taste of the detective’s favorite meals. Here you will enjoy an array of traditional English cuisines. Dinner at the restaurant is the perfect way to end the day, Sherlock Holmes-style.



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