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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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  • Lots of big stores along this street, many you can find all over the world. So you can buy all sorts of things. Practical but not pretty.  more »
  • Running from Portman Square in the south to Regents Park in the north, Baker Street is very much worth a visit if you are new to London. There are some very decent restaurants (Galvin and Royal China ...  more »
  • I like Baker Street. It has various shops (from high to low end), restaurants, and even museums (most notably the Sherlock Holmes museum). It is also very close to Madame Tussauds, Regent's Park and t...  more »
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  • 5 stars to the sexy Italian staff who put a big smile on my face, wished me luck for my exam, said they would celebrate with me if I passed and served me a delicious lunch! Thank you guys!
  • Great place for lunch , very friendly staff .... healthy options ( meet/fish portions could improve as too small )
  • You may question if it is slightly too expensive, but the food is great and the stuff amazingly passionate. Have a selection of 3 salads or/and pick from the focaccia selection. You won't be disappointed (and incredibly, you'll manage to find a spot to sit also at lunch time!)
  • Staff is friendly, food is good, coffee was great, gets crowded though quite popular for its brunch.
  • Enjoyed a selection of 3 salads (good big portions) and a Panino at this cosy Italian deli and coffee shop. Very friendly service but get there early for lunch otherwise you may have to queue out the door as it is so popular! Sit outside when the sun is shining.

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