- This article is for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character. For other versions of the character see Versions of Mrs Hudson.
Mrs Hudson is Sherlock Holmes and John Watson's landlady. She makes occasional appearances in the original stories. Not much is known about Mrs Hudson. She was given no exact physical description or first name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- "Mrs Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes, was a long-suffering woman. Not only was her first-floor flat invaded at all hours by throngs of singular and often undesirable characters but her remarkable lodger showed an eccentricity and irregularity in his life which must have sorely tried her patience. His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London. On the other hand, his payments were princely. I have no doubt that the house might have been purchased at the price which Holmes paid for his rooms during the years that I was with him. The landlady stood in the deepest awe of him and never dared to interfere with him, however outrageous his proceedings might seem. She was fond of him, too, for he had a remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women."
- ―Dr Watson speaking about Mrs Hudson [src]
|Sherlock Holmes Canon|
|Sherlock Holmes • John Watson • Mycroft Holmes • Professor Moriarty • Inspector Lestrade • Irene Adler|
|Mary Watson • Mrs Hudson • Tobias Gregson • Athelney Jones • Sebastian Moran|
|A Study in Scarlet • The Sign of the Four • The Hound of the Baskervilles • The Valley of Fear|
|Short story collections|
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes • The Return of Sherlock Holmes|
His Last Bow • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
|Behind the scenes|
|Arthur Conan Doyle • The Strand Magazine • Sidney Paget • Chronology of Sherlock Holmes Cases|