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A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum
A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum

A visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum

At 221B Baker Street is a museum devoted to that most famous of amateur detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Actually, there isn't, but bear with me.

Feb
09
Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line
Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

A Victorian era sewer running over the top of Baker Street tube station is currently being repaired even as it still carries away our daily waste.

Dec
11
2018
See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed
See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed

See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed

A once dingy subway just outside Baker Street Station has been transformed into fairyland tunnel of historical delights.

Feb
27
2016
Easier access to Baker Street Station proposed
Easier access to Baker Street Station proposed

Easier access to Baker Street Station proposed

The pedestrian crossing outside Baker Street tube station, currently a congested mess is about to get a makeover.

May
26
2015
A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit
A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit

A glimpse at Baker Street station’s sealed off exit

Plans have been announced to try and spruce up a subway next to Baker Street station that has a curious secret within it.

Sep
24
2014
100th Anniversary of the Bakerloo Line Extension
100th Anniversary of the Bakerloo Line Extension

100th Anniversary of the Bakerloo Line Extension

One hundred years ago today, the process of linking up the tube railway with the city's main termini was completed with the extension of the Bakerloo Line to Paddington Station.

Dec
01
2013
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built
How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

How the world’s first underground (passenger) railway was built

As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.

Dec
28
2012
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

The corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road is a place of considerable crush and bustle thanks to the very narrow pavement, tube entrance and market stalls trying to sell watches and tourist tatt. For that reason, when needing

Jan
12
2008