Short street in London, off Whitehall, orig. the site of police headquarters.
Headquarters of the metropolitan London police, on the Thames embankment since 1890
The London police, esp. the detective bureau.
The headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department of the London Metropolitan Police Force.
Origin of scotland-yard
- 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.