Baker Street is named after William Baker, the builder whom in the 18th Century laid out the street. Located in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster this well known West End street has become famous for many reasons, one of which is its connection to the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes which was created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The first permanent exhibition of Madame Tussauds waxworks was opened on Baker Street in 1835 and featured victims of the French Revolution as well as newly created figures of murderers and other criminals before the museum was later moved to Marylebone Road in 1884.
94 Baker Street was home to the famous Apple Boutique, which was opened by members of The Beatles?in 1967, the shop however proved to be a financial disaster after the increase in thefts from shoppers as well as members of staff and closed down after only a few months.
The closest underground transport link providing access to Baker Street is of course Baker Street Tube Station. Baker Street station is actually of the world's oldest surviving underground stations being one of the original of the Metropolitan Railway which opened in 1863.