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221B & Speedwell's

187 North Gower Street
London, NW1 2NJ

Extremely familiar but also quite different, Speedwells Tea Rooms occupies the downstairs space to 221B Baker Street in The Abominable Bride. In reality too, it occupies the same space as the real-life Speedy's Cafe on North Gower Street in London. For the purposes of the special episode a Victorian styled false facade was constructed and attached to the frontage of the building, with the entire street closed to traffic and redressed in period style.

Inside, 221B also looks different but familiar. Built on a soundstage at the Bottleyard Studios in Bristol, this new/old Baker Street flat was constructed to the same floor plan as the modern day incarnation. Differences go beyond the cosmetic (the deer mount instead of bison skull; 'All Is Vanity' instead of 'Mr Blue Skull') due to the removal of the flat's kitchen. In its place is an extended work space for Holmes, painted in stunning blood red - an in-joke on the part of Arwel Wyn Jones, referring to the room behind the scenes as 'the study in scarlet'.

Speedy's lives up to its name with superb fresh food at excellent prices, made and cooked on the premises and delivered to your table in a matter of minutes. We highly recommend the Sherlock or Watson incidentally, or if you are just feeling thirsty, the coffee is simply unbeatable!


Weekdays: Early untill 15:30
Saturday: Early until 13:30
Sunday: Closed 

Episodes 221B & Speedwell's has appeared in

The Abominable Bride (Specials)

To get there take the Underground to either Euston [Victoria, Northern], or Euston Square [Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan].

From Euston, exit via the main entrance and turn immediately right, walking across the zebra crossing on Melton Street and all the way down Euston Street. Speedy's is immediately at the end of the road, to your left.

From Euston Square, exit from the Euston Road entrance and turn right, and then right again onto North Gower Street. Speedy's will be on your left - hand side.

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Series 4

The Six Thatchers   * S4E1

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The Lying Detective   * S4E2

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The Final Problem   * S4E3

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