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Baker Street, London

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Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London. It is named after builder William Baker, who laid out the street in the 18th century. The street is most famous for its connection to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at a fictional 221B Baker Street address on the north of the street. The area was originally high class residential, but now is mainly occupied by commercial premises.
Baker Street is a busy thoroughfare, lying in postcode areas NW1/W1 and forming part of the A41 there. It runs south from Regent's Park, the junction with Park Road, parallel to Gloucester Place, meeting Marylebone Road, Portman Square and Wigmore Street. At the junction with Wigmore Street, Baker Street turns into Orchard Street, which ends when it meets with Oxford Street. After Portman Square the road continues as Orchard Street.
The street is served by the London Underground by Baker Street tube station, one of the world's oldest surviving underground stations. Next door is Transport for London's lost property office.
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  • A good handful of items to browse and a shop where you can buy lots of Sherlock Holmes products. The environment and the clothes of the workers further recreate the environment. The false bobby of the door very much on his paper oozes patience and good humour. Recommended
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  • I was eating some crisps at the station waiting for the jubilee line around 14:00 on a Tuesday, when I noticed the rat. Was kind of horrifying. Don't eat underground!  more »
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