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Sherlock Holmes

(formerly Northumberland Arms)

10 Northumberland Street
Charing Cross

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday8.00 am - Midnight
Saturday8.00 am - Midnight
Sunday8.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

8am - 10


Greene King

About the Pub

With Scotland Yard, various hotels on Northumberland Avenue, the Turkish baths enjoyed by the duo and other locations that feature in Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories all close by, it is perhaps not so surprising to find a pub named after the (fictional, please be reminded!) detective so far away from his home in Baker Street. So it was here, in the former Northumberland Arms, that, in 1957, Whitbread chose to create their eponymous theme pub, complete with a replica of the 221b sitting room, preserving material rescued from the Holmes exhibition component of the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Today this is a Greene King house and all but one of the ales on offer, including the house-badged Sherlock Holmes Ale and Watson's Golden Ale, come from the GK/Morland range. The menu has a strong English emphasis, including such traditional dishes as bangers and mash, fish and chips and bread and butter pudding. Breakfast is available from 8am (but alcoholic drinks are not served until 11).

The main bar is spacious, airy and light, with bare wooden flooring, a variety of seating and decorated with Holmesean memorabilia. Upstairs has more of a period feel in the restaurant rooms and, viewable through a glass walls, the replica Holmes and Watson's sitting room. There is a small roof terrace which is generally opened during the summer and otherwise sometimes on busy evenings.

The local office worker regulars mix happily with awe-struck tourists who always make a point of photographing each other under the iconic image on the pub sign outside. For some real history, note that the pub featured in the 1969 short film "Under the Table You Must Go", which was later included in the "Roll Out the Barrel" DVD of beer-related shorts.

Note that, despite the pub being open from 8am, no alcoholic beverages are served until 11am each day.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Greene King IPA
  • Greene King London Glory
  • Morland Sherlock Holmes Ale
  • Morland Watson's Golden Ale

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Greene King Abbot

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    To ground floor only.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Plus breakfast from 8am.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement tables plus, in summer and otherwise on some busy evenings, the sheltered and heated roof terrace is opened.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    To 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Restaurant area can be booked for functions.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area


  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • SportsTV Sports TV


  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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Sherlock Holmes

10 Northumberland Street
Charing Cross

Sat Nav Reference

51.507253, -0.125302


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Nearby Bus Routes (120m)

6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 29, 87, 91, 139, 176, 453

Nearby Station (200m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (160m)

Charing Cross; (250m) Embankment

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