221 Baker Street
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1881 – Former soldier Dr John Watson, looking for a place to live, learns through a friend that eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes wants to share the rent of an apartment with someone.
They soon move in 211B Baker Street, starting one of literature’s most famous friendship and detective duo.
Written in 1887 by Arthur Conan Doyle, the novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’ has rarely been adapted in its entirety, but the meeting of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, along with their 211B Baker Street headquarters is usually featured, either onscreen or mentioned.
…and in Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
However, In the CBS procedural drama series Elementary the action is set in New York. It’s not the only major change, as Dr Joan Watson is a woman and the sober companion of Sherlock Holmes, then a recovering alcoholic.
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