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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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  • August 15, 2017
    Speaking of Baker Street in the Holmes fan familiar. Care only for the Bakerloo line underground home in Holmes's silhouette. In 2017 / 8 station is under construction Outlook is bad, is really not find the statue of was close to Holmes soon, I was looking around.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I wanted to see the picturesque London and see where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created his masterpiece, Sherlock Holmes. It was as expected and I felt a little more connected to the character and the sto...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Nice area and fun seeing Sherlock's Lair! Is pretty and can take the subway there.
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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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