The Mystery of 221B Baker Street | Design Decoded

Article from the Smithsonian Magazine on the multiple replica 221Bs:

The Mystery of 221B Baker Street | Design Decoded.

‘The Sherlock Holmes Museum, which includes a full replica of Holmes’s flat, was also allowed by special permission of the City of Westminster, to bear the address 221B – although its physical location is still found between 237 and 241. To recap: a fictional flat in a real city has been made a reality at a fictional address in the real city near the real address of the fictional flat. Confused yet? The controversy doesn’t end there.’

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3 Responses to The Mystery of 221B Baker Street | Design Decoded

  1. Rich – This is so interesting and just goes to show what a powerful impact a fictional character can have.

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  2. Sarah says:

    Have you ever been Rich? All I’m going to say is it attracts a lot of tourists!

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