Dr John Watson

Aged unknown

friend of Sherlock Holmes and creation of Arthur Conan Doyle

Commemorated on 3 plaques

At this place New Years Day, 1881 were spoken these deathless words "You have been to Afghanistan, I perceive." by Mr Sherlock Holmes in greeting to John H. Watson M.D. at their first meeting

St. Bartholomews Hospital, West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom where they first met (1881)

This plaque commemorates the historic meeting early in 1881 at the original Criterion long bar of Dr. Stamford and Dr. John Watson which led to the introduction of Dr. Watson to Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

The Criterion Restaurant, 224 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom where they met (1881)

The black swan above you is a replica of one which once adorned the Black Swan Hotel that stood on this site from the 19th century until 1935 when the hotel was demolished and replaced by the Black Swan Buildings. The Black Swan Hotel was "visited" by Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches".

Black Swan Buildings, 5 Southgate Street, Winchester, United Kingdom where they visited