Scotland YardScotland Yard
- short street in London, off Whitehall, orig. the site of police headquarters
- headquarters of the metropolitan London police, on the Thames embankment since 1890officially New Scotland Yard
- the London police, esp. the detective bureau
Origin of Scotland Yardso named because origin, originally the residence of the kings of Scotland when in London
- The headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department of the London Metropolitan Police Force.
From the address, originally at Great Scotland Yard off Whitehall, then at New Scotland Yard on the Embankment, and (currently) at New Scotland Yard in Westminster.