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55 Whitehall

 
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55 Whitehall
London, Greater London
 
 
 
 

London has a dramatic and iconic skyline, and Sherlock has picked a suitably panoramic vantage point to view the city from during one of the most memorable moments in The Empty Hearse.

Sherlock is stood atop 55 Whitehall, a Grade II listed building that houses the government Department for Energy and Climate Change. As a result, it is inaccessible to members of the public. If you are a James Bond fan, the view may also be familiar to you - it plays a similarly dramatic visual role for 007 in Skyfall (2012).

Whitehall is recognised as the centre of the British Government - if you aren't considering the Diogenes Club of course - and as such the length of the street is lined with government departments and ministries. The road directly connects Trafalgar Square at the north to Parliament Square at the south. 55 Whitehall sits on the junction of Whitehall and Great Scotland Yard - the road that gave its name to the home of the Metropolitan Police Force - and lies just north of the Cenotaph memorial, as glimpsed during the motorcycle ride later in The Empty Hearse.   

 

 

Episodes 55 Whitehall has appeared in

 
The Empty Hearse (Episode 1, Series 3)

The closest London Underground stations are Westminster [Circle / District / Jubillee] and Charing Cross [Bakerloo / Northern]. Both stations allow direct access to Whitehall, though from Charing Cross ensure you head to the south of Trafalagar Square to find the road. 55 Whitehall stands alone on the eastern side of the road, opposite the MInistry of Defence building.

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