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Metropolitan Police Service

New Scotland Yard

Police Station and Monument / Landmark · Westminster
8-10 Broadway (Caxton St), London, Greater London, SW1H 0BG, United Kingdom
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Since 1967 the Metropolitan Police Headquarters has been located at 10 Broadway, SW1, behind St James's Park Underground Station. Its most famous feature is the revolving sign outside, which performs over 4,300 revolutions every day. To contact the police call 101, in an emergency always call 999

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    "Great Scotland Yard in Children"(3 Tips)
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    "The original site of the Metropolitan Police during Holmes' time."(2 Tips)
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  • Kevin M.

    Make sure you arrive on good terms or you might not leave...

    Kevin McCulley · August 20, 2015
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  • Brian L.

    Looks formidable but I was helped out by a very friendly Bobby

    Brian LaVigne · September 18, 2014
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  • Meshi D.

    These guys saved our lives at the Post station & at St. Ermins Hotel by diffusing a bomb which they blew up in the special container. I am forever thankful! Instead of picking on people, they work!

    Meshi Davis · August 30, 2014
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  • Filmsquare

    We begin following Theo's journey to the Ministry of Arts here at Great Scotland Yard in Children of Men (2006).

    Filmsquare · May 25, 2014
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  • Leonardo M.

    I was informed by the door guard that the Crime Museum is not open to public in general. He said I should send an email to try to schedule the visit, but it was my last day in London.

    Leonardo Mazzillo · May 14, 2014
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  • Filmsquare

    In a well planned infiltration, Harry, Ron and Hermione use polyjuice potion to enter the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) on Scotland Place.

    Filmsquare · August 25, 2013
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  • Filmsquare

    Harry Potter and Arthur Weasley enter a red telephone box on the corner of Great Scotland Yard and Scotland Place to access The Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

    Filmsquare · August 23, 2013
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  • Merlin P.

    Film - HP5 - Ministry of Magic visitor phone box was temporarily here. ; HP7pt1 - Harry, Ron, and Hermione prepare to enter the Ministry here

    Merlin Patterson · July 20, 2013
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  • Merlin P.

    The original site of the Metropolitan Police during Holmes' time. Named for the street behind the station.

    Merlin Patterson · July 14, 2013
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  • Al Y.

    Mind your step

    Al Ynot · June 25, 2013
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  • Rod B.

    Starbucks has free wifi across the road. Which is nice.

    Rod Bell · April 30, 2013
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  • Ben F.

    There is a Crime Museum here, housing weapons (including some used by Jack the Ripper), cases, and even death masks of people who have been hanged.

    Ben Firshman · February 18, 2013
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  • Boon K.

    Don't enter the building if you're a wanted man.

    Boon Koh · December 27, 2012
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  • Mark D.

    Don't leave you rucksack unattended outside.

    Mark D · September 22, 2011
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  • Britannica

    The London police force was created in 1829 by the home secretary, Sir Robert Peel. The original headquarters of the new London police force were in Whitehall, with an entrance in Great Scotland Yard

    Britannica · August 3, 2011
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  • Roland B.

    This is the old Scotland yard, now a climate change office

    Roland Biggerstaff · June 26, 2011
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  • HISTORY UK

    The famous Metropolitan Police headquarters stood here between 1829 and 1890. The name is believed to derive from lodgings on this site used by visiting Kings of Scotland.

    HISTORY UK · February 14, 2011
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  • Henry C.

    Why does every one get their picture taken outside? Seriously don't understand!

    Henry Crawford · December 18, 2009
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  • 7161440

    Симпатичное место. Рекомендую посетить.

    7161440 · October 5, 2014
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