Speedy’s Cafe (Sherlock Holmes Film Site), London

Speedy’s Cafe (Sherlock Holmes Film Site), London

Speedy's Cafe is a beloved and iconic spot made famous by the award-winning and Emmy-nominated TV series, Sherlock.

When you visit Speedy's Cafe, you can take a stroll down memory lane with pictures from the show's filming and peruse their collection of Speedy's merchandise. One of the delightful aspects of the cafe is the chance to savor an English breakfast, a culinary delight that immerses you in the heart of London, or try the 'Sherlock Wrap,' a sandwich lovingly created with fans of the show in mind.

Perhaps one of the most thrilling aspects of Speedy's Cafe is the possibility of spotting stars from the series. Notably, actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been known to frequent the cafe, adding an exciting dimension to your visit.

The choice of this location as Sherlock Holmes's apartment in the BBC series was made with meticulous attention to detail. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the show's creators, conducted an exhaustive search throughout London before settling on this particular spot. North Gower Street, the chosen location, boasts architecture reminiscent of Baker Street's Gregorian style buildings. The brickwork and ambiance transport visitors back to the 19th-century era in which Conan Doyle's original stories were set, striking a perfect balance between old-world charm and a modern, refreshed setting for Sherlock's apartment.

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Sight Name: Speedy’s Cafe (Sherlock Holmes Film Site)
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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