Living in Baker Street? Things to do

Living in Baker Street? Things to do

If you live on Baker Street in London, you are probably aware of its claim to fame as the street where the fictional Sherlock Holmes lived. Despite hosting many shops and cafes, the street was home to the rich after being created in the 8th century.

As a modern-day resident of Baker Street seeking diversions, there are many activities to choose from, as the rest of this article shows. They are varied enough that you would find something that interests you.

Explore The Arts

If you are drawn to the arts, head to the Hertford Houseand browse the Wallace Collection. It is open to the public and contains an extensive collection of artworks, some of which are centuries old. You will find paintings from even before the French Revolution. Richard Seymour-Conway left the building housing this 30-gallery worth of artwork.

Not far from Baker Street is the Hay Hill Gallery in Marylebone. Get ready to be dazzled by a collection of both contemporary and old arts from all over the world. You will find paintings, sculptures, and installation pieces here. There are works on sale too, for personal spaces or business offices.

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Go Book-Shopping At Daunt Books

Before leaving Marylebone, stop over at Daunts Books. The independent bookseller operates a branch that also serves as a publishing house. Here, you will find books by famous writers from every part of the world, including mainstream and independent writers.
Every subject you can think of is available, from London city guides to philosophy.

Visit The Marylebone Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday is market day for the farmers in Marylebone. Come and explore the ever-changing agricultural products available from independent food sellers from all over the UK. Pickup strawberries in April or turkey in December. As a bonus, there is free parking on the street, so feel free to drive over.

Madame Tussauds London

This tourist attraction does not need any introduction. As a local, however, it is always available to you. Marvel at the intricate details on each wax figure on display, from current celebrities to special exhibitions. Take Instagram-worthy photos or learn some history about each model. There is always something new at Madame Tussauds despite being open for over a century.

Go Shopping At The World-Famous Selfridges

Suppose you desire a dose of history with your shopping, head over to the Selfridge store on Oxford Street. The department store is the first location of the iconic chain. There is enough merchandise to browse in the 540,000 square foot of space spread over nine floors. On offer are clothes for both sexes, food, cooking utensils, video games, electronics, etc. Watch out for your credit card balance, though, as you explore the second-largest biggest department store in Europe.

Have A Drink

There are enough pubs near Baker Street if that is your thing. Go to The Golden Eagle if you like it old-school. For ales and stouts straight from the pump, try the Gunmakers on Aybrook Street, where you can also befriend the resident cat.

Cocktail lovers will feel at home at Purl on Blandford Street or The Marylebone. If you end up at Burlock on Duke Street, try something from their 200 rum samples.

Relax In The Parks

There is lots of greenery around Baker Street. Sit and have a quiet me-time at either the Regent’s Park or Hyde Park. Or find a lunch spot in Paddington Street Garden.

Experience village and church life

You do not need to go far from London if you seek village vibes. Take a casual stroll through the narrow streets between Montagu Place and George Street. The serenity might make you forget you are in the capital city. However, remember people live there and need their privacy.

If you like to explore church buildings, there are three options for you not far from Baker Street. The Hinde Street Methodist Church will remind you of the British Museum with its classical frontage. Explore the recently innovated interior of St Mary’s on Bryanston Square. The most striking is the St James’ Roman Catholic Church on George Street with its neo-Gothic structure.


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