Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

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statue of Sherlock Holmes by the sculptor John Doubleday stands near the supposed site of 221B Baker Street, the fictional detective’s address in London. Unveiled on 23 September 1999, the sculpture was funded by the Abbey National building society, whose headquarters were on the purported site of the famous address. As no site was available on Baker Street itself the statue was installed outside Baker Street tube station, on Marylebone Road. Doubleday had previously produced a statue of Holmes for the town of Meiringen in Switzerland, below the Reichenbach Falls whence the detective fell to his apparent death in the 1893 story “The Final Problem” The 3-metre-high (9.8 ft) statue depicts Holmes wearing an Inverness cape and a deerstalker and holding a calabash pipe, attributes first given to him by Sidney Paget, the illustrator of Arthur Conan Doyle‘s stories for The Strand Magazine.[1] It is located outside Baker Street tube station on Marylebone Road, near both the detective’s fictional home at 221B Baker Street and the Sherlock Holmes Museum between numbers 237 and 241

Actor: ED STOPPARD
Written by: ANTHONY HOROWITZ
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