The History of Baker Street
In the early twentieth century, the history of Baker Street began to become quite relevant to the working class of London. This street had begun to be referred to as a ‘Westernised’ part of London. Over the years it has gone through many changes, and today, it is one of the busiest streets in London. Baker Street experiences constant development, and tourist interest as well as being home to some of the best shopping and nightspots in the whole of London.
Baker Street is located between Marylebone Road and Christ Church Street. Today, Baker Street is just part of the Metropolitan railway line, but the station was originally extending to the Bromley, Hanger Green, and Chislehurst Underground. The original Baker Street platform is now known as the London Buses Piccadilly Line, and it has platforms and a staircase that connect to all other Underground stations, the Piccadilly Circus and the High Cross. The platforms are also linked to the Gatwick and Victoria Line trains as well as the commuter trains.
There are three Underground stations that serve Baker Street: Baker Street, Sloane Street, and Holborn Tube. At present, there are only two Underground stations servicing Baker Street, namely Sloane Square, and Holborn Square. The Piccadilly Line is the only Underground station servicing the entire Baker Street area and this train is part of London’s famous mover fleet.
Most people use the Piccadilly Line to get into London’s main centers, namely the Grosvenor House, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and the London Aquarium. For travelers who have an off-mission or an extended stay in London, the Baker Street underground station may be the perfect place to end your trip at. The Victoria and Albert Museum, for example, are only two stops away from Baker Street and if you get off at any other location, you will have to travel to get to this important museum. If you use the Underground station, you will not have to worry about walking through busy streets and making many other people aware that you are there. The Underground station will also save you the embarrassment of having to go up and down the Underground stairs and you can move at your leisure without the need to share any information with anybody.
Marylebone Market is another important place in central London and this is where many visitors come to see the various products and goods that are for sale in Marylebone. Marylebone Market is one of the busiest shopping streets in the entire city and it attracts many large number of visitors every day. Marylebone Market is located between Holborn and West India Buildings and along with its history and beauty, it offers numerous other things for tourists to see and do. One of the main attractions is the “Marylebone Market Picnic Area”, which has a great selection of outdoor cafes, restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops.
Other major attractions in central London include the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Railway Station. The Victoria and Albert Museum, designed by architect Charles Le Corbusier, is London’s most popular tourist attraction and it attracts millions of visitors every year. This fine museum contains some of the oldest and most beautiful pieces of art in the world. Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen, is home to one of the most important collections of art in the world. While the London Baking Lab and Paddington Railway Station are two famous bakeries, which make delicious and mouthwatering pastries and cakes. All in all, it can be said that London offers something to everyone and a guided trip through the history of Baker Street and its local districts is highly recommended.