Fangirl in London goes… Speedy’s Sandwich Bar and Cafe – famous location from Sherlock BBC Series. Located 15 minutes away from “most famous address”, North Gower Street is depicted in the series as Baker Street – home of Sherlock and John, with 221B being just above Speedy’s. I personally don’t remember any episode without exterior of the cafe! Interior, therefore, is shown at the scene where Mycroft and John dscuss how to inform Sherlock about Irene Adler’s death. A must visit place for all Sherlock fans, with really nice breakfast for friendly prices 🖤 Expect to meet other fangirls!
Personal note: before I moved to London I couldn’t even dream about being that close to my favorite artists, movies, and literary works. It felt so far from being real when I first saw a postman knocking on Sherlock & John’s door, and then saw a real resident of fictitious Baker Street 221B / 221C leaving the building.
Dreams really do come true in London…
Located few minutes away from London’s picturesque Little Venice, BBC Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC recording studios, and home to BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since 1946 studios have been used for recording of thousands classical and popular music sessions. Hundreds of famous artists have visited the studios to perform on BBC broadcast channels, including my favorites Arctic Monkeys, Florence Welch, David Bowie, The White Stripes, and The Beatles.
… wish I could live in front of it 😀 #wherearecelebrities?
120-129 Delaware Road, London W9 2LG
Nearest tube stations: Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale
I am wearing: Zara, QooQoo, H&M
Last October my #fangirl dream came true, as I finally got to visit 221B Baker Street – the home of Sherlock Holmes. Those who know me pretty well can tell that I myself am Sherlock Holmes in a skirt – my deduction is splendid, I can guess almost anything by just one clue, and I can literally find any information about anyone. Not mentioning my big love to Arthur Conan Doyle’s literal canon and Sherlock BBC series (with stunning London scenery, of course)!
Indeed, the world’s most famous address was on my Top to-visit list as I moved to London. So I took the initiative and organised a Sherlock Holmes museum visit for New London Girls just like me.
For a #fangirl like me there is always a place to visit in London. Such a culturally and historically significant city has not only classical tourist attractions, but also destinations to different music, arts, and cinema lovers.
As a person, who can speak for hours about things that she LOVES, likes all the stuff around and about her interests, and have different plans for every weekend, I’ve come up with an idea of a series of posts about #fangirl places in London – a street from a popular movie, a setting from a classic English book, a tube station from an Instagram picture of a famous musician… Believe me, I have a long-long to-visit list!
Thus, I am dedicating the first post to Ziggy Stardust plaque in Mayfair. Located in a quiet place just near Regent’s Street and Piccadilly Circus, 15 Heddon Street is the place that appeared on David Bowie’s first conceptual album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). It is also denoted as the place “where David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, first arrived on Earth”.
46 years later, the place looks quite different – the walls are painted, there are a lot of fancy cafes around, and K.West sign (nothing to do with Kaney West though) is changed with a commemorative plaque for Ziggy Stardust.
15 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B
Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus