Gerry Rafferty's 1978 pop hit "Baker Street" isn't the only claim to fame held by this landmark central London address. Mention Baker Street and the first thing that springs to mind for most people is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes who lived here and was recently introduced to a whole new audience in the film starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
Located in the West End just off Marylebone Road and close to Regents Park, this famous street still pays homage to Holmes and his trusty sidekick Doctor Watson at the Sherlock Holmes Museum located at 221b Baker Street - the actual address used in the stories.
There's even a hotel on Baker Street called after the great sleuth - the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes at number 108. Named after William Baker who built the street in the Eighteenth century, the magnificently grand Georgian houses on nearby York Terrace are worth a look for an example of London residential architecture at its finest.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine horse drawn carriages pulling up to disembark the wealthy citizens who first inhabited these properties!
Baker Street tube station is located in Zone 1 and can be reached by 5 different lines - the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Jubilee.
Just a short walk from the station on Marylebone Road is the the major tourist attraction Madame Tussauds where the famous and infamous - everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to Barack Obama and The Queen are immortalised in wax.
Huge numbers of visitors make for lengthy queues to gain admission so booking is advisable. Next door to Madame Tussauds on the site of the former London Planetarium you'll now find the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience and visitors can buy combined tickets for both attractions.
The southernmost end of Baker Street where it becomes Orchard Street and intersects with busy Oxford Street is the location of major department store Selfridges with its famous food hall and large array of stylish products spread across many departments.
Fans of the fab four will be interested to know The Beatles legendary former Apple boutique was located at 94 Baker Street.
If all that sightseeing leaves you feeling hungry, amongst the restaurants to be found on Baker Street are Galvin Bistrot de Luxe (French cuisine) at number 66, Indali Lounge (Indian & South Asian cuisine) at number 50 and Caffe Uno (Italian) at number 100.
|HOTEL / APARTMENT||POSTCODE||MILES||STAR||23 Sep||24 Sep||25 Sep||26 Sep||27 Sep||28 Sep||29 Sep||30 Sep|
|Baker Street Station||1||Hammersmith & City - Metropolitan - Bakerloo - Circle line - Jubilee||0.11 miles|
|Marylebone Station||1||Bakerloo||0.34 miles|
|Regents Park Station||1||Bakerloo||0.76 miles|
|Edgware Road Station||1||Hammersmith & City - District - Circle line - Bakerloo||0.91 miles|
|Great Portland Street Station||1||Metropolitan - Circle line - Hammersmith & City||0.93 miles|
|London Marylebone Station||0.34 miles|
|London Paddington Station||1.50 miles|
|London Euston Station||1.74 miles|
|London St Pancras Station||2.40 miles|
|South Hampstead Station||2.45 miles|