A report on Baker Street

Baker Street area map
Baker Street (centre vertically) on an 1875 Ordnance Survey map.
Baker Street tube station interior
Sherlock Holmes Museum
London Beatles Store

Street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London.

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Madame Tussauds (cream building) includes the former London Planetarium (dome) since 2010.

Madame Tussauds

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Wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in other major cities.

Wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in other major cities.

Madame Tussauds (cream building) includes the former London Planetarium (dome) since 2010.
Entrance sign in London
Poster for the Tussaud wax figures exhibition, Baker Street, London 1835
First Mortgage Debenture Stock of Madame Tussaud's Ltd., issued 15. September 1949
Waxwork of Elizabeth I in London
Wax figure of Queen Elizabeth II at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai, China
Advertising man pasting a bill for Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors, London 1877. Early exhibits included Burke and Hare. The chamber closed on 11 April 2016 and was replaced by the Sherlock Holmes Experience.
The Sleeping Beauty is the oldest existing figure on display. It was modeled after Madame du Barry. She appears asleep and a device in her chest makes it seem as if she were breathing.
Madame Tussaud herself at Madame Tussauds in London
Mahatma Gandhi
Alfred Hitchcock
The Beatles
Benny Hill
Prince Charles and Camilla
Charlie Chaplin
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Makarios III
Princess Diana
John Wayne (London)
Olga Korbut (London)
Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
Keira Knightley
Kylie Minogue
Lady Gaga
Marilyn Monroe
Marlon Brando
Nelson Mandela
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
Sachin Tendulkar
Adolf Hitler (formerly in the Chamber of Horrors section in London)
Angelina Jolie
Spider-Man
Tommy Cooper
Kate Winslet

From 1831, she took a series of short leases on the upper floor of "Baker Street Bazaar" (on the west side of Baker Street, Dorset Street, and King Street in London).

Marylebone Road, London, looking west towards the junction with Baker Street

Marylebone Road

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Important thoroughfare in central London, within the City of Westminster.

Important thoroughfare in central London, within the City of Westminster.

Marylebone Road, London, looking west towards the junction with Baker Street

The crossroads of Marylebone Road and Baker Street was historically known as Marylebone Circus, which is still its unofficial name.

The plaque on the former Abbey House HQ

221B Baker Street

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London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The plaque on the former Abbey House HQ
221B Baker Street, London
221B Baker Street from inside
The sitting room of 221B Baker Street displayed at The Sherlock Holmes public house
Shooting the "221B Baker Street" exterior in North Gower Street

Baker Street in the late 19th century was a high-class residential district, and Holmes's apartment would probably have been part of a Georgian terrace.

The original Baker Street station entrances on each side of Marylebone Road, 1862

Baker Street tube station

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The original Baker Street station entrances on each side of Marylebone Road, 1862
Route diagram which shows the original route between Baker Street and Waterloo.
A Hammersmith and City Line train to Barking arrives at Baker Street's oldest platforms opened in 1863
Unique tile-work in this station, commemorates the fictional Sherlock Holmes' association with Baker Street
A southbound Bakerloo line train arrives at Platform 8.
A northbound Jubilee line train stands at Platform 10.
Old vs. new: A60 stock on the left and S8 stock on the right.

Baker Street is a London Underground station at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road in the City of Westminster.

An 1834 map of the borough of St Marylebone, showing the parishes of Paddington (green), Marylebone (red), and St Pancras (yellow).

Marylebone

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District in the West End of London, in the City of Westminster.

District in the West End of London, in the City of Westminster.

An 1834 map of the borough of St Marylebone, showing the parishes of Paddington (green), Marylebone (red), and St Pancras (yellow).
St Marylebone Church
The Marylebone coat of arms
Marylebone High Street
Marylebone Gardens, c. 1770

Marylebone is characterised by major streets on a grid pattern such as Gloucester Place, Baker Street, Marylebone High Street, Wimpole Street, Harley Street and Portland Place, with smaller mews between the major streets.

Sherlock Holmes in a 1904 illustration by Sidney Paget

Sherlock Holmes

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Fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes in a 1904 illustration by Sidney Paget
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), Sherlock Holmes's creator, in 1914
The cover page of the 1887 edition of Beeton's Christmas Annual, which contains Holmes's first appearance (A Study in Scarlet)
Holmes (right) and Watson in a Sidney Paget illustration for "The Adventure of Silver Blaze"
Holmes and archenemy Moriarty struggle at the Reichenbach Falls; drawing by Sidney Paget
Holmes examining a bicycle with Watson standing behind in "The Adventure of the Priory School" from 1904. Sidney Paget’s illustrations in The Strand Magazine iconicised both characters.
1891 Paget portrait of Holmes smoking his pipe for "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
Sidney Paget illustration of Holmes examining a corpse for "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange"
19th-century Seibert microscope
British Army (Adams) Mark III, the type probably carried by Watson
Holmes outfighting Mr Woodley in "The Solitary Cyclist"
The popularity of Sherlock Holmes became widespread after his first appearance in The Strand Magazine in 1891. This September 1917 edition of the magazine, with the cover story, ‘Sherlock Holmes outwits a German spy’, could be posted to troops free of charge.
Statue of Sherlock Holmes near 221B Baker Street, London
Blue plaque at The Sherlock Holmes Museum 221b Baker Street, London
Statue of Holmes in an Inverness cape and a deerstalker cap on Picardy Place in Edinburgh (Conan Doyle's birthplace)
Russ Stutler's view of 221B Baker Street
1904 Sidney Paget illustration of "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"
Poster for the 1899 play Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle and actor William Gillette
Basil Rathbone as Holmes
Waxwork of Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes on display at Madame Tussauds London

The Sherlock Holmes is a public house in Northumberland Street in London which contains a large collection of memorabilia related to Holmes, the original collection having been put together for display in Baker Street during the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Route the burglars took into the vault

Baker Street robbery

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Route the burglars took into the vault
Lloyds Bank, 187 Baker Street
The spoil and equipment left in Le Sac after the burglary
Relevant locations for the burglary: 
Pin-location.png – Lloyds Bank, 187 Baker Street 
Feather-location-map-pin.svg – Approximate location of Robert Rowlands's flat in Wimpole Street
Scene of the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary in 2015

The Baker Street robbery was the burglary of safety deposit boxes at the Baker Street branch of Lloyds Bank in London, on the night of 11 September 1971.

A modern wax sculpture of Cecilia Cheung at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Wax museum

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A wax museum or waxworks usually consists of a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses, wearing real clothes.

A wax museum or waxworks usually consists of a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses, wearing real clothes.

A modern wax sculpture of Cecilia Cheung at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
Satyajit Ray at Mother's Wax Museum, Calcutta.
The funeral effigy (without clothes) of Elizabeth of York, mother of King Henry VIII, 1503, Westminster Abbey
Wax museum in 1792 with the three fathers of the French Revolution, Franklin, Voltaire and Rousseau, installed at Elysium. (musée de la Révolution française)
Madame Tussauds location in London

In 1835 Madame Tussaud established her first permanent exhibition in London's Baker Street.

Marks & Spencer

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Major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Paddington, London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home products and food products.

Marks and Spencer on Briggate, not far from its original branch in Leeds.
Representation of historic store from the 1930s, Bekonscot model village, UK
A Marks & Spencer store in Central, Hong Kong.
A Marks & Spencer store in Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
M&S shop in Inverness in 1998
The interior of a branch in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 2020.
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London.
M&S store on Birmingham High Street
M&S White City in Westfield London (2014) is one of the company's largest stores.
A Marks & Spencer branch in Athens
A typical example of an un-modernised 'core' M&S store, located in Kirkcaldy, Fife. In 2012 the store was fully refurbished with the so-called "Light Touch" re-fit. The store closed in 2019.
An M&S Food Hall in the Sutton, London branch
M&S Simply Food in Banstead, Surrey
An M&S Food to Go store in Sutton station, Sutton, London
Per Una's logo, three hearts
An M&S store with old signage, c. 1990
The older logo, used from 2000 to 2007
Your M&S promotional logo 2004–2014.
Logo 2007–2015

The headquarters of M&S had been since 1957 at Michael House, 55 Baker Street, London.

The Grand Union Canal at the St Mary's end of the Paddington Basin in 2020

Paddington Basin

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Name given to a long canal basin, and its surrounding area, in Paddington, London.

Name given to a long canal basin, and its surrounding area, in Paddington, London.

The Grand Union Canal at the St Mary's end of the Paddington Basin in 2020
The St Mary's end in 2007
View from west in 2017
The Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin curls up to let boats through.
Paddington Basin from The Point Footbridge looking North towards Maida Vale (straight ahead), Paddington station (left) and Sheldon Square (left) in 2020

The basin has become home to a wide range of companies, such as Marks & Spencer, the Head Office of which moved from Baker Street in 2004.