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New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London

New Scotland Yard is the name of the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

From 1890 until the 1960s, New Scotland Yard was located on Victoria Embankment, by the side of the River Thames. In 1967, the Yard moved to larger premises on Broadway and the building is now known as the Norman Shaw Building.

Hitchcock's Films

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

In the source novel (see Chapter 9), Marie Belloc Lowndes references New Scotland Yard.

In his book on Hitchcock locations, Gary Giblin speculates this scene in the novel may have inspired the early documentary-style scenes in Blackmail.[1]

Blackmail (1929)

The scenes set in the police station are identified as taking place at New Scotland Yard.

The 39 Steps (1935)

Freshly back from Scotland, Pamela pays a visit to New Scotland Yard before meeting Richard Hannay at the London Palladium.

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

In "Foreign Correspondent", Scott Folliott's brother (played by Holmes Herbert) is a Police Commissioner based at New Scotland Yard.

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Notes & References

  1. Alfred Hitchcock's London: A Reference Guide to Locations (2009) by Gary Giblin, page 204