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Baker Street is a street and a tube station in Marylebone, which is part of the borough of Westminster in Central London. It is located near the south-western corner of Regent’s Park and north of Oxford Street.
The street goes from Regent’s Park to the south. It crosses Marylebone Road, Crawford Street, and George Street. It ends at Portman Square, already quite close to Oxford Street and Marble Arch. Most of Baker Street forms a section of road A41, the main road from Westminster to Brent Cross and M1. Traffic in Baker Street goes southbound only; northbound traffic goes through the parallel Gloucester Place.
Baker Street is mainly known as the address of Sherlock Holmes’ home (221B Baker Street), which in fact is not real – but there is Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street.
In the past Baker Street used to be an upper class residential area. At present there are mostly shops, restaurants, and other commercial facilities.
Baker Street Station is a big tube junction, served by 5 lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Jubilee, and Bakerloo (the name of the latter is a combination of Baker Street and Waterloo). To many Londoners, Baker Street is also known as the location of Transport for London Lost Property office. To visitors, it is known as the station closest to Madame Tussauds Museum. The station is situated at the intersection of Baker Street and Marylebone Road.
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