I had several places that I wanted to visit in London from some of my favorite British literature turned movies. I wanted to visit the places at which scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. I also wanted to visit some of the places where the new Sherlock Holmes movies were filmed, and the TV show, Sherlock. In fact, during my trip to London I spent quite a bit of time reading (planes, undergrounds, etc.) and finished reading all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
So, on my quest to find these movie locations, I stopped at King’s Cross Station. I discovered that there is no barrier between platforms 9 and 10 (much to my sorrow), but I did see the cart halfway into the barrier labeled 9 3/4 which is located very close to platforms 9 and 10, outside of the ticketed area.The barrier that was used for 9 3/4 in the movies was located between platforms 3 and 4 in King’s Cross Station, if you would like to visit it. I did not discover this until I looked it up later, so I did not take a picture of it. I had always intended to return here with Josh when he could come, but it didn’t work out between me twisting my ankle and him working overnights and being tired. But that was later, suffice it to say I didn’t get my picture taken at platform 9 3/4.
Next stop was 221B Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes. In that location is The Sherlock Holmes Museum. The line to get inside was very long. I was hoping it would shorten later, so I walked the short distance to Regent’s Park.
Regent’s Park is a very large park with nature walks, beautiful gardens, sports areas, theatre space, and even a few cafés. I spent a long time wandering through the trees and roses. I believe that this park has some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen.
I never did go inside The Sherlock Holmes Museum. The line continued to be very long. I headed to one more Sherlock Holmes sight, the location of 221B Baker Street in the BBC series, Sherlock, which is at 187 N Gower Street.
After that, I called it a day and I went back to my hotel for a little while before meeting Josh and watching Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.