About The Pub
The traditional façade of The Sherlock Holmes pub, complete with gold lettering and hanging baskets, is a long-standing Northumberland Street landmark. Its Victorian-style interior is loaded with references to the many books and films featuring the beloved character, and upstairs you will find a detailed recreation of Holmes’ famous Baker Street flat. There’s even an exhibition upstairs that takes the Sherlock Holmes theme further by replicating his famous living quarters.
Situated close to countless London highlights, The Sherlock Holmes is a convenient spot for taking a break from seeing the sights. Trafalgar Square, for example, lies just at the end of Northumberland Street. The square is among London’s best-known landmarks and is an excellent place to orient yourself when exploring the city. Over the centuries, it has been the site of numerous gatherings, protests and demonstrations. Today its most notable features include the towering Nelson’s Column, with its regal stone lions, and the Fourth Plinth, where an ever-changing selection of arts projects is hosted.
Known for the human statues, buskers and other street performers who liven up its streets, Covent Garden is yet another highlight of the area around the pub. The central square here is home to dozens of shops, the London Transport Museum and the elegant 13th-century St. Paul’s Church. The church is not to be confused with the even grander St. Paul’s Cathedral, also relatively nearby at just half an hour’s walk from The Sherlock Holmes.