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Being the world's only consulting detective is not without its perks, and Sherlock Holmes manages to live a pretty swish lifestyle. How much would it cost to turn your flat into 221B Baker Street, and what could it cost to insure?
Total - £3190
Total - £3987
Sherlock and John's combined wardrobe for series 1 and 2 = £9,622
Even a mind as brilliant as Sherlock's needs some expensive gadgetry to help him crack the case - £16,000 worth, to be precise.
The total contents of 221B Baker Street are worth £36,323
Sherlock doesn't have great home security since Moriarty easily broke into his flat, so he should really get some home insurance on his stuff.
Sherlock Holmes's annual home insurance breakdown:
Total yearly premium for Sherlock= £558.38
£241.76 higher than the 2012 average for NW1 London
This doesn't take into account some of the possible insurance claims that Sherlock and friends have had to make over the past few years. These claims have increased Sherlock's premium by 15%.
Case file: Bullet holes in living room wall - "The Great Game"
Claimant: Sherlock Holmes
Description of incident: Six bullets were fired into the living room wall, largely concentrated around a spray painted smiley face. Wallpaper had to be replaced.
Cause of incident: Boredom
Other comments: "The wall had it coming" - Sherlock Holmes
Case file: Broken windows - "The Great Game"
Claimant: Mrs. Hudson
Description of incident: Two broken living room windows, which seem to have been broken from the outside. Window glass needed to be replaced, curtains were singed and a music stand was broken.
Cause of incident: Gas leak. Apparently.
Case file: Break in at 221B - "The Reichenbach Fall"
Claimant: John Watson
Description of incident: James Moriarty broke into 221B Baker Street and filmed the crime on his phone. Later, actor Richard Brooks (thought to be Moriarty) was seen wearing John Watson's red cardigan.
Cause of incident: Breaking and entering/theft.
Total cost of living like Sherlock Holmes - £40,000
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