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Holmes & Watson - Criterion Holmes & Watson - Criterion

Plaque: Holmes & Watson - Criterion

Erection date: 1981

Inscription

Here, New Years Day, 1881, at the Criterion Long Bar, Stamford, dresser at Barts, met Dr John H. Watson and led him to immortality and Sherlock Holmes.
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the Baker Street Irregulars - 1981 by The Inverness Capers of Akron, Ohio

The incident commemorated takes place in the first Sherlock Holmes story "A Study in Scarlett" published in 1887. See the plaque at Barts Hospital for the actual meeting of Holmes and Watson.

Site: Holmes & Watson - Criterion (1 memorial)

W1, 224 Piccadilly, 224, Criterion Restaurant

The Criterion Restaurant is on the ground floor with the entrance at the left. The plaque is inside on the wall to the right, before the tables begin. It was brought to our attention by Londonist.

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Sherlock Holmes

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Dr Watson

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Baker Street Irregulars

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