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Great Scotland Yard


Published on:  2020-04-28 20:54:00


This is a street in the St. James's district of Westminster, connecting Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall. It is best known as the location of the rear entrance to the original headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service of London, giving it the name "Scotland Yard". Over time, Scotland Yard was used generally as a metonym for the police headquarters. Although the etymology is not certain, according to a 1964 article in The New York Times, the name derives from buildings that accommodated the diplomatic representatives of the Kingdom of Scotland and Scottish kings when they visited English royalty. By the 17th century the street housed government buildings and residences for civil servants. A scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 was produced in this road as well as part of the car chase scene from the James Bond film Skyfall.

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