SHERLOCK HOLMES, WHO HAS NOT HEARD OF HIM. THE BOOKS WRITTEN BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ARE WORLDLY FAMOUS AND YOU MIGHT ALSO BE ENJOYING THE RELATIVELY NEW TV SERIES SHERLOCK HOLMES. BUT IN LONDON, WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES ORIGINATES FROM, SHERLOCK HOLMES IS ALSO A PUB, MY FAVOURITE PUB IN LONDON.
The Sherlock Holmes is located between Embankment and Charing Cross Station, between the Thames and The National Gallery. From the outside, The Sherlock Holmes might look like any other pub and from the inside, well to be honest, just as well. Then what do I like so much about this pub?
First of all, beer. I’m not gonna lie, The Sherlock Holmes does not have the best beer in the city, but it does have one of my favourite beers: the Punk IPA by Brewdog, on tap.
The staff is very friendly, they try to make you enjoy your evening as much as possible and work very hard during ‘rush hours’ to help everyone. When someone new joins the crew, I’ve noticed that they usually start him/her off on an easy night, like Sunday. This way the new member can ease into it and get to know the regulars.
The Sherlock Holmes, or Sherlock’s, atmosphere is really nice. This is partly because of the staff but also because of the people who come here, the furniture arrangement and the TVs that are almost always switched off. When I’m in a pub by myself or with friends and there is a bright screen distracting me or shining in my face, I can get really annoyed. So that’s one of the things that I truly love about The Sherlock Holmes, they do have televisions, but they’re almost always switched off.
Music is a part of the atmosphere, I know, but I wanted to mention it separately anyway. The music in The Sherlock Holmes is nice and present but not too loud. Around 8 o’clock they turn the volume up a bit, but in a way that you can still easily have a conversation with the person sitting next to you or order a drink at the bar without having to shout.
Last but not least, the food at Sherlock is amazing! I haven’t had everything yet, but the soup, the burgers and especially the nachos are great. Especially the nachos!
Enjoy your London Travels!