Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A Study in Scarlet

Well after the visit to the Hollywood Costume exhibition we headed to our favourite Mexican joint, Wahaca and a pit stop at Laduree, erm bubblegum flavoured macaroon pour moi?! Merci beaucoup! We strolled on over to Baker Street to see the dwellings of none other than Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. It is rather amusing queuing up to see a fictitious character's abode but we thought what the devil, why not? I must say I have been inspired for our house by the décor that was within.






 Spot the kraken, I have an obsession with them. 





An iconic image at Baker Street underground, we knew we were heading in the right direction.



By jove another clue!






The inside of the ridiculously over priced souvenir shop, plastic pipes for £25?   





























New 1930s velvet coat, it did not keep me warm, at all. Soz about the frizzy hair and crap photo, Ben is incapable of taking flattering snaps, and I am not photogenic, whatever trevor. 









Me in the middle when I have let my roots go crazy. 





 I loved this suite! 









Alas Robert Downey Jnr was not waiting for me in any of these rooms. We did make our way to the Anesthesia Musuem but discovered it's shut on Saturdays, drat. I love visiting London, need to plan my next trip soon.

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  1. thank you for this post! I´m obsessed with Sherlock since my childhood but I never visited the museum... now I have to! xxx

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    1. Tis my pleasure :) hope you get to visit soon! xx

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  2. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! I'm a massive Sherlock Holmes fan but have yet to make a trip to the museum myself - I know some other people who have been and said it was great but what a shame the souvenirs are so vastly overpriced! Also, shame about the lack of RDJ.

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    1. Thank you so much, aah you must go for sheer novelty factor. Yeah he may be there when you go though aha.

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  3. I too am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan but even though I've lived in London for the past thirteen years, I have never visited the museum...the shame!
    I'd love to live in a house like that, I can just see myself kicking back in an old chesterfield smoking a pipe, surrounded by lush Victorian opulence.
    Great photos, looks like you had a fab day out...x

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    1. Yes it would be wonderful to have such a home, a little bit of opulence is the way to my heart! x

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  4. Aww you make me smile with what you say but whatever trevor you are too photogenic and lovely! What an adventure! What a sweet bird! The toilet! Oh! :) What a shame your coat aint so warm, it looks so lovely! I so adore velvet! :) Have a wonderful day kitten! xxx

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    1. Aha thank you I'm really flattered you think so! Isn't the loo pretty. It's so hard to find warm pretty cheap coats! xxx

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  5. Huge Sherlock fan here. I read Doyle's books cover to cover when my oldest was a baby and I'd be up through the night nursing him. You look gorgeous! What do you mean not photogenic! Gasp! Love love your outfit. Your blog is one of my faves!!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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    1. That's such a sweet image reading Doyle with your lil baba! Aaw thank you that is so sweet of you to say ;) xxx

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  6. Oh my goodness. Paul and I went to the Sherlock Holmes museum in October--stood in line with all the French tourists and everything. I have to say that for Victorian housing we preferred the Carlyle House in Chelsea (run by the National Trust). It was really amazing and it was so quiet. We were the only people there.

    Haven't had a Ladurée macaron since our visit to Paris in 2006. It's been too long!

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    1. I didn't know you'd been! The National Trust one sounds much more up my street. Oh my you need to get some soon! xxx

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    2. Paul was so hilarious. When we got to the Carlyle House, he said, "This is a real Victorian House, not one that people just decorated to be Victorian. We could have done that!" Love him to bits--no way would he have known anything about Victorian houses before meeting me. I love the National Trust (reminds me I need to renew my membership). I DO need a macaron soon. Hopefully my next excursion to London or Paris will be soon.

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  7. This is so neat! I'd love to go to the Sherlock Holmes museum, myself, one day. Looks like a fun time :)
    -Andi x

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    1. It was well worth a trip just for sheer novelty! x

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  8. Omg! The pictures are sooo amazing! I love the antique touch! And the food looks so delicious :)
    Kisses
    Taida

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    1. Thank you, me too the food was yummmm! x

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  9. I visited London about ten years ago and I remember eating at a restaurant called "The Sherlock Holmes." And it was filled with American tourists. Wasn't quite the British experience I was hoping for. :)

    http://alittlebitofmejenphil.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ah there was a restaurant like that opposite could of been the same! Thank you so much for following :)

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  10. I have always been fascinated by Sherlock Holmes. Thank you for sharing these pics, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Fantastic, dear Hannan.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. Do you know I am so ashamed, as I worked so close to Baker street when I first moved to London but never visited this museum! What a Narna! Oh well, it'll be a nice adventure next time we go to London, it looks so good. You totally need to get that toilet suite for your new house. :-) xx

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  12. I love this tour of Baker Street- thanks for sharing it with us.On a sweeter note I am inlove with all those beautiful Laduree packaging...it one of (the many) places I want to visit when I visit Paris.
    Loving your oufit by the way, Those flowers poking out the bottom look so striking against the black. xx Shauna

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