Stroll Baker Street West’s Victoria Square and experience eight unique shoppes straight from the pages of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The shoppes are open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Shoppe
“Her cuisine is a little limited, but she has as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman.”
(Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of The Naval Treaty)
Mrs. Hudson’s pride is placed in a good tea. In her shoppe, she sells quality English tea, tea accessories, and vintage china.
Dr. Watson’s Apothecary
“Dr. John H. Watson, M.D. received his medical degree from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of London in 1878, and subsequently trained at Netley as an assistant surgeon in the British Army.”
(A Study in Scarlet)
Dr. Watson offers herbs and herbal preparations from his apothecary. If you are fortunate enough to find him in residence, he may even grant you a medical consultation.
“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.”
(Dr. Watson in A Scandal in Bohemia)
Irene Adler has set up shop at Baker Street West. Her merchandise includes Victorian attire, accessories, millinery, and steampunk fashions.
“Knowledge of Chemistry – Profound.”
(A Study in Scarlet)
Stewart’s Scientifics honors our first carpenter at Baker Street West, Noel Stewart. In this shop you find scientific antiques, bygone oddities, and steampunk art.
South Downs Apiary
He picked up the volume from the table and read out the whole title, Practical Handbook of Bee Culture with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen. ‘Alone I did it. Behold the fruit of pensive nights and laborious days when I watched the little working gangs as once I watched the criminal world of London.’”
(Sherlock Holmes tells Dr. Watson in His Last Bow.)
South Downs Apiary may be Mr. Holmes’ most revered shop. Swarming with all things relating to bees, including honey, candles, soap, and jewelry.
Wiggins Toy Shoppe
“These youngsters … go everywhere and hear everything. They are as sharp as needles, too …”
(Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet)
The Baker Street Irregulars counted on every shilling Mr. Holmes would grant. Perhaps if they could, they would spend theirs in a shop like this full of antique toys, vintage novelties, and reproduction games.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
(Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of The Baskervilles)
The Deerstalker, designed to evoke the Devonshire moors, awakens something wild within us and taunts us with its Sherlockian inventory – books, unique keepsakes, prints, and other collectibles are suitable for any lover of Sherlock Holmes.
The Wolf & Bear Pub
“You see, Watson,” he explained in the early hours of the morning as we sat over a glass of whisky and soda in Baker Street, “it was perfectly obvious from the first . . .”
(Sherlock Holmes in The Red-Headed League)
“What ya havin’ Mate?” “Do you fancy a beer?” Of course! Let’s imbibe at the Wolf & Bear Pub, the social center of Baker Street West. The pub is event-ready and has already seen many elbows lifting spirits at private parties and the like. Browse the shelves of antique barware and logo pilsners; all make great gifts.