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New Scotland Yard

 
Address
10 Broadway
Westminster
London, SW1H 0BG
 
 
 
 

The name Scotland Yard derives from the location of the original Metropolitan Police Commissioner's office, which had a rear public entrance backing into a road by the name of Great Scotland Yard. The name became synonymous with the London Police service itself, and when the force moved from its original offices to new premises on the Victoria Embankment, the name stuck and was adopted for the building itself. In the late 1960s the force had again outgrown its premises by the Thames, and moved to its current iconic location at 10 Broadway.

New Scotland Yard houses the senior members of the Metropolitan Police Force, as well as the Met's crime database, running on a nationwide IT system named the 'Home Office Large Major Enquiry System' or HOLMES for short. The software training program for officers to be taught the correct function of the database is named 'Elementary'. Hopefully none of the characters will be seen to use the database onscreen in Sherlock, lest the universe implode.

Security at the station is of course high and access to the public is restricted. A visit to the site will be limited to the outside.

The nearest Underground is St James Park [Circle, District] Exit the station onto Broadway, and Scotland Yard is directly opposite.

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