*from “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle
If you have left Benjamin Franklin House and need a meal, you can cross Craven Street to continue along Craven Passage; the Sherlock Holmes pub, on the corner of Northumberland Street, is open and serving food every day.
“The Sherlock Holmes was originally a small hotel, known briefly in the 1880s as the Northumberland Hotel, and later as the Northumberland Arms, under the latter name appearing in the 1892 Sherlock Holmes story “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”. The Turkish bath that Holmes and Watson used to frequent in the stories was located right beside the hotel at 25 Northumberland Avenue (Street). The entrance to the adjacent women’s Turkish baths can still be seen in Craven Passage at the rear of the men’s baths. It has been conjectured by some Holmes enthusiasts and scholars that the present building was the Northumberland Hotel which featured in the 1901 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.”