Great Scotland Yard

Street in the St. James's district of Westminster, London / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Great Scotland Yard is a street in the St. James's district of Westminster, London, connecting Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall. By the 16th century, this 'yard', which was then an open space for the Palace of Whitehall, was fronted by buildings used by diplomatic representatives of the Kingdom of Scotland. In the 19th century, it was a street and open space, which was the location of a public entrance to the original headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service of London, causing the name "Scotland Yard" to become synonymous with the police service.

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Great Scotland Yard
Great Scotland Yard, at the junction with Scotland Place
LocationSt. James's, Westminster, London
Postal codeSW1
Nearest train station Charing Cross
Charing Cross
Coordinates51.5064°N 0.1256°W / 51.5064; -0.1256