221B Baker Street

221B Baker Street, what some would call our work, but we knew it as home. I remember it like yesterday, London was going through a revolution which meant property was extremely expensive. I was struggling to find a property that I could afford on my own, having just left the army.

It wasn’t until a friend of mine, Stamford said that he knew of another person also looking a partner to share a property with. Stamford took me to see this person in a pub south of London and it was here I met the famous Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had already booked a viewing of the property even before we met and before you knew it, it was the next day and we were standing outside 221B Baker Street.

We inspected the rooms of Baker Street, of which consisted of a couple of comfortable bed-rooms and a single large sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows. The property located near Regent’Park was perfect and it was here that we agreed that it is was home. Of course, Sherlock already knew that having signed the paper work the night before after we left the pub.

Of course, being the home to the famous Sherlock Holmes often brought trouble to the street, with the property enduring countless break-ins, kidnaps and the occasional explosion.

This was without including the outrageous experiments which Sherlock explored when he said he was “bored”. If it wasn’t for myself, the chief inspector of Scotland Yard and an ever-forgiving Landlord in Mrs Hudson, Sherlock and I would be on the streets.

Mrs Hudson was our landlord; however, she was more of a mother to Sherlock as she would always provide tea and crumpets, the occasional check-up and the hiding of top-secret evidence, which by the way still remains ‘missing’ according to Scotland Yard.

So, if you have a crime to report or a mystery in need of solving then come to 221 B Baker Street, NW1 6XE, Westminster, London.