Sherlock in Shanghai: Drink tea in a Holmes-themed cafe

Sherlock portraits by artist Alice X. Zhang are liberally displayed at Shanghai's 221B Baker Street cafe.

(Credit: Alice X. Zhang)

Pretend Mrs. Hudson is making you a strong cuppa in this Sherlock Holmes-themed cafe called 221B Baker Street after the famous detective’s home address.

The cafe, located at 50 Ruijin Er Lu in Shanghai, China, is jam-packed with art (mostly portraits of the BBC “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch), as well as books and other knick-knacks celebrating the Great Detective in the funny hat.

It’s no surprise the cafe is located in China, since the country recently called Cumberbatch its new “Sex God.” When Season 3 of “Sherlock” debuted in China this year, on the video Web site Youku.com, it received more than 5 million views in the first two hours, according to Shanghai Daily.

The Sherlock-themed cafe features numerous pieces of art, including “Virtuoso,” “… [Read more]

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