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Holmes & Watson - Criterion

Holmes & Watson - Criterion 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

Site: Holmes & Watson - Criterion (2 memorials)

W1, 224 Piccadilly, 224, Criterion Restaurant

The Criterion Restaurant is on the ground floor with the entrance at the left of our photo.

The meeting at the Criterion took place on New Year's Day in 1881, 72 years and 2 days before the first, lost, plaque was erected.  The current plaque, erected to mark the centenary of the meeting, is inside, on the wall to the right, before the tables begin. It was brought to our attention by Londonist.

The meeting at the Criterion is described 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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Holmes & Watson - Criterion

Subjects commemorated Information

Sherlock Holmes

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Dr Watson

John H. Watson, MD, friend of Sherlock Holmes.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Baker Street Irregulars

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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