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As Baker Street estate agents we can show you many luxurious properties in this area, except for the one it is most famous for – 221B Baker Street. The home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made this street one of the most well known in London and it was named after the builder William Baker. Gerry Rafferty also named a popular song after the street, which forms part of the A41.
Baker Street was originally a high-class residential address and while it is now mainly occupied by commercial properties, estate agents in Baker Street still have access to many luxurious properties in the area. You will find many prime flats advertised by Baker Street estate agents and they are all just a short walk from the popular bars, shops and restaurants in the area.
Baker St is in postcode areas NW1 and W1 and is a busy thoroughfare. It runs south from Regent's Park, the intersection with Park Road, parallel to Gloucester Place, intersecting Marylebone Road, York Street, Portman Square and Wigmore Street. At the intersection with Wigmore St, Baker St turns into Orchard Street, which ends when it intersects with Oxford Street.
Baker Street is in the borough of the City Of Westminster.
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This NHS pamphlet gives further information about local health services.
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A wide range of learning institutions are within close proximity to Baker Street, including the following:
Devonshire House Preparatory School
Although only established in 1989 by Michael Loveridge and his family, Devonshire House Preparatory School has become one of the most highly-regarded independent schools in the Hampstead area. It currently services just under 600 pupils with classes led by 74 full-time members of staff. The school is open to girls aged between 2-11 years old and boys aged between 2-13. It is based in four large Victorian houses on Hampstead's Arkwright Road which play host to the Oak Tree Nursery, as well as Devonshire's Junior School and Senior School.
St Vincent's RC Primary School
Located in a leafy suburb setting in Acton, West London, St Vincent's currently houses over 200 boys and girls aged between 3-11. Its last Ofsted assessment saw the school achieve the 'outstanding' grade and, despite its relatively small size, the institution often performs well in the City of Westminster as well as nationally. St Vincent's also offers after school care up to 5:45pm on a daily basis during term time, as well as a breakfast club from 07:45am.
Davies Laingand Dick College
Commonly referred to as DLD, the Davies Lang and Dick college was founded in 1931 to provide an education for pupils studying for their Oxbridge and Colonial entrance exams. It now offers an independent education to over 300 pupils aged between 14-19 years and recently featured in the Good Schools Guide as one of the top London institutions for TLC. With figures from 2013 suggesting a 98 per cent overall pass rate among A-level students and 52 per cent of these grades at A/A*, DLD currently boasts one of the best sets of college scores in the capital.
City of Westminster College
Providing around 250 full-time and part-time courses to over 7,000 students, the City of Westminster College is an ideal choice for anyone above the age of 14 looking to pursue a specific interest with their further education. Some of the college's specialities include sport, digital media, construction, science and engineering, with courses including anything from A-level pathways to apprenticeships and short courses.
University of Westminster
The University of Westminster has earned a reputation for being both a world-leading hub for scientific research and a pioneering institution for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Its headquarters and original campus are on Regent Street, although various faculties are now positioned at UW buildings on Cavendish, Harrow, Marylebone and Wells Street. The university housed nearly 24,000 students in 2010, with close to 7,000 of these being postgraduates.
There is a public library very near Baker Street.
The St Marylebone Society, the oldest amenity group in Westminster, was formed in 1948 to help save war-damaged Nash Terraces in Regent's Park. It continues to campaign to protect the architectural heritage and character of St Marylebone while acknowledging and helping to manage the pressures on an increasingly popular part of London. Westminster City Council is required to consult the Society on planning and licensing issues. The Society's planning committee meets monthly to provide expert recommendations on applications affecting its area of jurisdiction, which lies north of Marylebone Road.
There is also area forum meetings held regularly: Westminster Area Forum Meetings
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Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground located on Baker Street. It is served by five different lines. the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Jubilee Line.
Marylebone station is a 5 minute walk from Baker Street tube station and is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London.
The Baker Street area is very well served by buses. Here is a link to the Transport for London bus map of the area.
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There are many gyms in the Baker Street vicinity and a handy list is provided here.
The wide open spaces of Regent’s Park are nearby. This is a lovely place to go walking, running, and dog-walking. There are also many sports played here all year round. The Hub, a facility opened in 2006 provides excellent facilities for the park’s users.
The All In London directory has information of businesses centred around Baker Street tube station.
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In 1835, the first permanent exhibition of Madame Tussauds waxworks was opened on Baker St. The museum moved, just around the corner, to Marylebone Road in 1884.
In 1940 the headquarters of the Special Operations Executive moved to 64 Baker Street, Marks and Spencer office; they were often called the "Baker Street Irregulars" after Sherlock Holmes's gang of street urchins of the same name.
The head office of Marks and Spencer, formerly the UK's largest retailer, was at "Michael House" (named in parallel with the group's "St Michael" brand) in Baker Street for many years until the company relocated to the Paddington Basin in 2004. This was one of the best known corporate buildings in the UK. Michael House is currently being refurbished and remodelled into new mixed use development.
In 1991 the Sherlock Holmes Museum opened at 239 Baker Street; they currently receive mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes and reply that he has retired to raise bees in Sussex. In addition, a statue of Holmes now stands outside Baker Street tube station.
In fiction, Sherlock Holmes , James Bond, DangerMouse, Sexton Blake and Basil the Great Mouse Detective have all resided along the road.
The street was also mentioned by the progressive rock band Jethro Tull in the song "Baker Street Muse".
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A list of Baker Street shops can be found here.
For one of Sherlock Holmes' great walks, click here.
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