30 Baker Street, London

30 Baker Street was the original location of Watts and Co., an architectural and interior design company. The company later moved to Tufton Street. Baker Street is located in the City of Westminster in London and gained popular fame for its connection to the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. In the nineteenth century, Madame Tussauds’ first wax museum opened on Baker Street; other famous residents include sculptor James Fillans and novelist H.G. Wells. 


Latitude: 51.517930300000
Longitude: -0.155441200000

Timeline of Events Associated with 30 Baker Street, London

Date Event Manage
Jul 1874

Watts and Company founded

Image of ChasubleIn July 1874, Watts and Company, an architecture and interior design company, was founded in London by George Gilbert Scott junior, Thomas Garner, and George Frederick Bodley. The firm was established within a cultural climate of transition. By the 1870s the Gothic Revival and the Aesthetic Movement began to overlap and merge. Sacred and secular architectural and decorative impulses increasingly shared common traits. These aesthetic shifts were accompanied by major debates in British religious and political spheres. Image: G. F. Bodley for Watts and Company (?), Chasuble, c.1882. Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery, Liverpool Cathedral. Used with permission. Author’s photograph.


Ayla Lepine, “On the Founding of Watts & Co., 1874″