Providing something really REALLY crazy doesn’t happen there, Baker Street will always be most famous for its association with Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at the fictional number of 221B. Nowadays there’s a bit too much traffic, but the area is still a great base for tourists. Baker Street hotels are not too far north from the shops of Oxford Street and the greenery of Hyde Park, and is also home to the London Planetarium and Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks Museum, both of which continue to generate inexplicable queues. North of the Marylebone Road visitors will find some rather lovely residential areas including Marylebone itself and St. Johns Wood, as well as Regents Park. And of course, there’s a Sherlock Holmes Museum somewhere, though I must say I’ve never been.
Less than 100 metres away from the station, the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Hall is the cheapest option for hotels near Baker Street, though usually not available during term time. For Uni Halls though, it’s not too bad, being at least quite modern with en suite bathrooms.
Sadly not cowboy themed as I had hoped, the three star Americana is nevertheless a cosy and welcoming town house hotel, which has attracted higher customer ratings than many of the other independent hotels in the area.
If you’re really willing to push the boat out in your search for Baker Street Hotels, the Landmark London in nearby Marylebone is certainly the most luxurious option, with beautiful rooms looking out onto an incredible eight-storey glass atrium. The hotel’s Winter Garden Restaurant in the atrium’s centre is a very stylish place to have dinner, as long as you’re not too worried about the other guests spying on you from their bedroom windows.
Baker Street is one of the world’s oldest surviving tube stations, and still has a rusty Victorian charm to it in places. It’s also a busy transport hub, servicing the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines.
Baker Street station is located at the junction of Baker Street and Marylebone Road, in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster, London. The station is served by five lines, between Great Portland Street and Edgware Road on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, between Great Portland Street and Finchley Road on the Metropolitan line, and between Regent's Park and Marylebone on the Bakerloo line. Finally, it is between Bond Street and St John's Wood on the Jubilee Line. The station is situated within Travelcard Zone 1, and as you can see, it is well linked!
Baker Street has the distinction of being one of the original underground stations, opened in 1863. There is also unique tiling in the station, due to the association of Baker Street with fictional, yet iconic, detective Sherlock Holmes. Finally, clumsy or unlucky people will find it comforting to note that Transport for London's lost property office is next door!
There is much to see and do around Baker Street, including visiting Regent's Park, which is nearby. For those of you who are religious, or just curious about Islam, the London Central Mosque is close by too.
The world famous Madame Tussauds wax works museum is also close to Baker Street tube station, and is a great day out, especially if you want to get pictures with your heroes, although they are only immortalised in wax! Also close to Tussauds is The Auditorium, which puts on shows in tandem with Madame Tussauds.
Worth noting for sports fans, and cricket fans in particular, is that the Lords cricket ground is near to Baker Street tube station too.
Baker Street is popular within London, and this is reflected in the variety and prevalence of the restaurants and eateries on offer. Cuisines on offer range from kosher at Reubens, to Chinese at the Royal China Club, and on to Greek at Angelo's and Turkish at Topkapi restaurant.
However, for those wanting something more familiar, there is a great range of chain outlets, including Nandos, Zizzi's, Pizza Hut and Pizza Express which also offer good food.
There is your normal mix of watering holes near Baker Street, with standard pubs such as the Marylebone Tup and the Tudor Rose next to bars like Playroom and Low Life. The Metropolitan Bar and the Bok Bar are also worthy of a mention!
So, it would appear that Baker Street is a great place to drop into if you are in Marylebone. Someone attempting to be witty might say that doing this would be elementary, my dear Watson, but I won't!
The Full English has rarely been as English as at Canteen, our choice for Best Breakfast near Baker Street. One of a small chain of restaurants that aims to stimulate fuzzy nostalgic feelings in anyone who’s ever eaten in a school canteen, this establishment has been winning heavy plaudits for its fantastic work with classic British dishes. The breakfast menu is simple and unpretentious, featuring the familiar, unadorned tropes of porridge, toast and marmite and the Full English alongside regional favourites like Welsh Rarebit and a hot buttered Arbroath smokie. Canteen’s oeuvre is certainly not esoteric, but visitors from outside Britain in particular are advised to check it out. These are the dishes we think about when we think about British food, and nowhere does it better.
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