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The Most Famous Streets in London

The Most Famous Streets in London, London, England (B)

The most famous streets in London celebrate British culture, pop music, literature, fashion, history and politics. This post is about how and why those streets became famous, how they got their names and which ones you really need to take a selfie in.

Most of the streets in this selection are in central London. On an average visit to London, you’re likely to see them anyway, but now you’ll know why they’re important, iconic or world-famous. I’ve included a couple of famous streets I love in the west and east of the city too. They are well worth a visit and are not very far from the centre.

Sherlock Holmes made this central London street famous, thanks to the fictional address of the house where he lived with Dr. Watson and their landlady, Mrs. Hudson, in the beloved book series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Holmes fans used to write letters to the 221B address for years, hoping to reach a literary detective in real life…

The building used to belong to the Abbey National Building Society who had to employ staff to reply to those letters ? ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Most Famous Streets in London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on Author's Website: https://brightnomad.net/famous-streets-in-london-england/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Baker Street
  • Holmes Hotel
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Carnaby Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Piccadilly Street
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Hatchards bookshop on 87
  • Ritz Hotel
  • Green Park
  • The Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Palace Theatre
  • Gielgud Theatre
  • Sondheim Theatre
  • Apollo Theatre
  • The Covent Garden ODEON cinema
  • Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Savile Row
  • Brick Lane
  • Columbia Road
  • Abbey Road
  • the crossing
  • Portobello Road
  • the blue door
  • The Strand
  • Somerset House
  • Savoy Hotel
  • The Adelphi Theatre
  • The Twinings flagship
  • Downing Street
  • No. 10 Downing Street
  • The Mall
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St. James’s Park

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