juliedelvaux's Qype reviews
10 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5DB
juliedelvaux wrote on 19 March 2010
As many past visitors correctly noted, the pub is nowhere near Baker Street - but it is close enough to the famous Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, and a handful of London landmarks. The menu is a repertoire of names that owe their origin to Sherlokian stories, and judging by the food I had there it is a splendid adventure, you will certainly not be disappointed.
Better yet, for all Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson fans worldwide, in the pub there is a room filled with the famous sleuth's memorabilia. I was especially surprised to see a figure of Holmes with a hole in his head. To this day, I've no idea why they decided to place that particular mannequin in the pub.
The walls along the staircase are decorated with some of Conan-Doyle's own drawings; in one of those, made shortly before his death, he depicted himself as a horse who carries an overloaded cart.
Last but not least, the Russian visitors will not be disappointed either: they will find a photograph and a letter presented to the pub by Igor Maslennikov, the director of the Russian TV series based on Conan-Doyle's stories. The series, starring Vassily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Dr Watson, has wowed the audiences in Russia and in the West since its release in 1970s-early 1980s.
The pub is tucked away in a side walk off Charing Cross, and is a short walk away from taxi rank or Bond Street tube station.
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