On my recent excursion to visit the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition in London, I also had the opportunity to meet up with two of my favourite Sherlockians, Roger Johnson and Jean Upton.

We met for a delicious lunch at The Sherlock Holmes Pub on Northumberland Street.  After a tradition “toad in the hole” and a pint of ale, We retreated to the re-constructed sitting room of 221b. Roger is the keeper of the key and caretaker of the room and he and Jean update it when necessary.


Many items on display in the dining room are from the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit which took place in London in 1951.

Catching up with Roger and Jean is always a treat.

I was able to walk through “221b” on Northumberland Street and examine many of the items in the room first-hand. I could have spent hours there. Sitting in Holmes’s comfortable chair beside the fireplace, pulling a book off the shelf and summoning Mrs. Hudson for a cup of tea.

Many thanks to Roger and Jean for a lovely and memorable afternoon in London!