PHOTO: Breakfast With Benedict

Benedict Cumberbatch and Amanda Abbingon (right) in Speedy's Cafe.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Amanda Abbingon (right) in Speedy’s Cafe.

I know we’re not supposed to be showing anything spoilery about the filming of the next series of Sherlock, at the express request of the show’s producer, Sue Vertue, but I’m sure this doesn’t count.

See this? That’s Benedict Cumberbatchof Star Trek Into Darkness fame – drinking a swift cuppa yesterday morning, in Speedy’s Café, London, during the filming of The Sign of Three.

Speedy’s is the location of the cafe next to 221B Baker Street in Sherlock, and is therefore a verifiable London landmark. The people that run Speedy’s are aware of this, it is fair to say.

Not only do they sell a Sherlock wrap – filled with chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, red onions, red peppers, cucumber and chili sauce – they also took this picture, and tweeted it too.

And if you’re wondering why we’re not immediately rushing to make the ‘eggs Benedict’ pun, it’s because Radio Times did it first, the witty scoundrels!

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
View all posts by Fraser McAlpine.