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Currently, the address of 221B Baker Street is in London (Westminster) NW1 6XE.  What would the full address have been in Victorian times?

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This is an interesting question! As the previous Educator has stated, there was never a 221B in Baker Street until relatively recently, when the Sherlock Holmes Museum took up residence at a house specially renumbered 221B for their purposes. However, Baker Street is, of course, a real place, and just as in Sherlock Holmes's time, it is situated in Westminster, London. Even the postal code is actually a Victorian invention: London's NW post code dates back to 1858, although the corresponding postal codes for the rest of the United Kingdom did not come into use...

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