And it is at home, in Baker Street, that one likes best to think of them, alone and puttering with their secret satisfactions. Little vignettes of perfect happiness, wreathed in tobacco smoke and London fog.
Vincent Starrett on Holmes and Watson, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The fact is, Watson too preferred the silences or the friendly arguments of Baker Street to any attraction London had to offer - a circumstance in which he is at one with his adoring readers. Each man preferred the company of the other and was glad enough, no doubt, even to see a client leave the premises.
FromThe Private Life of Sherlock Holmesby Vincent Starrett.