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While in this area, you might be interested in visiting
the Wallace Collection, displayed in 25 galleries at Hertford House in
The collection includes paintings by Rembrandt, Titian, Hals and Velázquez as
well as some incredible objects d'art. Did we mention the fascinating armory?
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This section of our London Guide describes the best places to visit
in the Marylebone area of the city. While there are a number of
attractions here, we focus on Regent's Park. Madame Tassaud's, the Sherlock Holmes
Museum at 221B Baker Street and, for you Beatle's fans,
Street, Regent's Park
A large and pleasant open space, Regent's Park includes the
London Zoo , Queen Mary's Garden and the Regent's canal, which connects
the Park to the landing at Little Italy (a delightful area for walking) by waterbus service. In addition,
you can take the
London Waterbus from the landing at Little Italy to the Camden
Madame Tassaud's (formerly Madame Tassaud's Wax Museum) appeals
to many and repels others. To some extent, the uniqueness of the
attraction has been diluted by its syndication around the world.
However, if you are a fan, this is the original and worth seeing.
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Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective resided at 221b Baker
Street. The address for many years was the home of the Abbey
National Building Society, but when they moved, the mail addressed
to 221b was delivered to the
Sherlock Holmes Museum , just a few doors away. Housed in a
Georgian town house, the museum is a fun stop, but only if you are a
fan of Holmes and Watson and willing to accept recreations that are "well-worn".
If you are not a fan of Holmes, but know someone who is, the
Sherlock Holmes Museum has a large collection of books, mementos
and knicknacks related to Holmes, his cases, Baker Street and London, in
By the way, there is now a statue to Holmes outside the Baker
Street Underground Station (see photo above).
If need more Sherlock Holmes there is another location that
may be of interest and can be seen when you visit Trafalgar
Square. From the Square, head down Northumberland
Avenue (across from the south side of the Square) a few steps to 10
-11 Northumberland Street (not avenue) where you will
Sherlock Holmes Pub . It has good “pub grub” and an upstairs
room decorated in accordance with Arthur Conan Doyle's descriptions
of Holmes's rooms at 221b Baker Street, down to the Persian
slipper stuffed with Tobacco.
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St. John's Wood
If you are a Beatles' fan, you might want to take a short side trip up to St. John's Woods
to see the Abbey Road Studios and the famous crosswalk that adorned
the cover of the group's best selling album - Abbey Road.
To be honest, it is all a little underwhelming, but that does
not impact that fact that this location is a major tourist attraction. The studio
is private and does not offer tours.
The famous "zebra" crosswalk, which is no
longer in the original location, is close to the studio and crosses a busy
street, so be careful if you want to get your picture taken crossing the
The Abbey Road Studios are at 3 Abbey Road, St John' Wood,
London NW8 9AY.
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