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Holmes away from home

Known as home of the most famous fictional sleuth in the world, Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street has become something of a mecca for crime fiction buffs - and the contemporary BBC adaptation has only increased its popularity. But such a prime location in the centre of Marylebone has so much more to offer, with many of London's iconic attractions within easy reach. You could easily lose a day exploring Nearby London Zoo, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Westminster - to name just a few.

The game is afoot�

What better way to mark your visit to Baker Street than a trip to 221B? Granted the Sherlock Holmes Museum actually lies between numbers 237 and 241, but has been gifted the address by the City of Westminster. The Museum houses all manner of memorabilia from various incarnations of the great detective, making it a must-see for fans.

Find a famous face at Madam Tussauds

Baker Street was the original home of Madam Tussauds wax museum; these days, it's only just around the corner on Marylebone Road. The museum is a must for any trip to the Marylebone district. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Baker Street? The Travelodge London Central Marylebone Hotel is the obvious choice, offering quality accommodation at affordable rates - and just a few minutes' walk from Baker Street. Travelodge London Central Covent Garden Hotel is also close by.