Baker Street runs the ¾ mile between Regent’s Park and Oxford Street.
The southern half is largely commercialised with shops and offices, but the northern part still retains some of its original 18th-century character. It even became fashionable for a time, with Prime Minister Pitt living at No. 120.
221b Baker Street is home to the world’s most famous fictional detective – Sherlock Holmes. The room that he supposedly occupied now houses a branch of Abbey National, so the Sherlock Holmes Museum is situated a few doors down at 239.
If you enjoy this then try: Marylebone (you can walk there in less than 1 min); Oxford Street (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Baker Street to Oxford Street); Regent Street (walk it in 22 mins or catch a train from Baker Street to Regent Street) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (you can walk it in 6 mins).