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Speedy’s Cafe

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Today started off with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum (read here). We were allowed to leave at noon, so Cassia, Julia, and I left for Speedy’s Cafe, made famous for its appearance in the BBC tv series Sherlock. When we arrived, we found the cafe quite full, but luckily there was still a table for 4 available outside.

Speedy's Cafe

Speedy’s Cafe

While waiting for Gaby to arrive, I took a photo by the door made famous by the BBC tv series – the fake entrance to 221b Baker Street (actually 187 North Gower Street). Of course, I couldn’t resist tilting the door knocker, just like Mycroft does to annoy his little brother!

tilting the door knocker to 221b

tilting the door knocker to 221b

Sherlock's room!

Sherlock’s room!

When Gaby arrived, we all sat down outside to order food. I had not had breakfast, so I was pretty hungry. I decided on the bacon cheeseburger with fries, Gaby chose the calamari with fries and tartar sauce, and Cassia and Julia shared hash browns and carrot and tomato soup. Delicious!

My Cheeseburger & Fries

My Cheeseburger & Fries

Gaby's Calamari & Chips with Tartar Sauce

Gaby’s Calamari & Chips with Tartar Sauce

hash browns

hash browns

carrot and tomato soup

carrot and tomato soup

Before leaving the cafe, I went inside to see if there were any photos or drawings of Sherlock on the wall. I was in luck – there were in fact several photos of the owner posing for the camera with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Martin Freeman (John Watson), Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper), Lara Pulver (Irene Adler), and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs). There were also several amazing drawings of the cast, or particular scenes from the series.

drawing of Sherlock on the rooftop

drawing of Sherlock on the rooftop

drawing of BBC Sherlock cast

drawing of BBC Sherlock cast

Ben and Martin prepping for a scene

Benedict and Martin prepping for a scene

L-R: Lara Pulver, Una Stubbs, the owner of Speedy's, and Louise Brealey

L-R: Lara Pulver, Una Stubbs, the owner of Speedy’s, and Louise Brealey

owner of Speedy's with Martin Freeman

owner of Speedy’s with Martin Freeman

Overall, it was a fun lunch stop, but Gaby and I were more excited for what was coming up next: a trip to 221b Baker Street for a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum!

the Sherlock and Watson wraps

the Sherlock and Watson wraps

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