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New Scotland Yard

If you are travelling to London on holiday or business and are a fan of Sherlock Holmes try to find time to visit some of the places mentioned in the stories.

Luckily for us a book illustrated with photographs, entitled "The Queens London," was published by Cassell and Company in 1897 to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. It gives a contemporary view of many London landmarks as they appeared at the time Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, were solving their cases.

Although some of the buildings have gone many can still be seen today.


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New scotland Yard
The Detectives Scotland Yard is the headquarters of London's police force, the Metropolitan Police. It is mentioned in too many stories to list here but the detectives included, Barton, Bradstreet, Brown, Forbes, Gregory, Gregson, Hill, Hopkins, Jones, Lanner, Lestrade, Macdonald, Morton, Patterson and Youghal.
What is it like today? The building in the photograph dates from 1890 so would have been the building generally used by the policemen Holmes knew. There is a "newer" Scotland Yard building but the old victorian building is still there.