A Photographic Tour of Sherlock’s London
To fans of the novels and the BBC series, the locations featured in the Sherlock Holmes stories are almost as iconic as the characters themselves.
The most famous of all is 221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Although London’s official Holmes museum now bears that number, the address was completely fictional when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first “Sherlock” novel in 1887—building numbers on Baker Street did not yet extend that high. The flat shown on the British television show is actually located on the much-quieter North Gower Street, near Euston station.
Next door to Sherlock’s imaginary home is Speedy’s Cafe, a frequent filming spot for actors Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson). Speedy’s is a real restaurant and a destination site for super-fans—they even have a Sherlock-themed wrap on the menu. Another notable filming location for the television series is St. Bart’s Hospital in Smithfield, the oldest hospital in Europe and backdrop for Sherlock’s final showdown with arch-nemesis Moriarty.
Southern California’s favorite sisters Haim have been touring nonstop since the release of their full-length album Days Are Gone and sat down to talk with The Daily Beast about the one thing they hate being labelled as:
Este: I’d even hear from dudes that were just like, “Yeah, women can play music, but it’s not rock music. There’s a place for women in music, but it’s not in the rock world.”
I just never understood, like, you would never call a band like The Killers a boy band. So why are we a girl band? You know? We’re a band.
Watch any live show the sisters put on and you’ll see just how hard they rock. With electrifying guitar and drum solos, Haim and so many other contemporary bands are proving rock isn’t only a “man’s world.” See for yourself when they take on FYF Fest this August.
At some point, as you grow older, this life will expect
you to settle down, to make do with a simple, comfortable,
easy sort of love. You will interview hopeful contenders
in their droves, choosing whoever’s easiest on the eyes or
purse: the most important decision you are given in your life
becomes little more than a clever business move.
Slow down. Do not allow yourself to lose the desire we all
have when we’re young to find a love you’d fight for,
the kind that puts a shiver down your spine when you kiss,
and an ache in your soul when it leaves. I’m telling you,
we must listen to our inner voice, and when you know whose
name it speaks then prepare yourself for war, because love
is not a choice.