Queen Victoria Street, London
Queen Victoria Street in 1989
|Length||0.7 mi (1.1 km)|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|West end||New Bridge Street/Victoria Embankment|
|East end||Mansion House Street/Bank junction|
Queen Victoria Street, named after the British monarch who reigned from 1837 to 1901, is a street in the City of London which runs east by north from its junction with New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment in Castle Baynard ward, along a section that divides the wards of Queenhithe and Bread Street, then lastly through the middle of Cordwainer ward, until it reaches Mansion House Street at Bank junction.
The road was commissioned in 1861 to streamline the approach to the central banking district, and provided for through the Metropolitan Improvement Act. Costing over £1,000,000, it remains a flagship street within the 'Square Mile' financial district of the City of London.
Queen Victoria Street formed part of the marathon course of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The women's Olympic marathon took place on 5 August and the men's on 12 August. The four Paralympic marathons were held on 9 September.
- The Bank of New Zealand's London head office was based at No. 1 between 1889 and 1901;
- The Bank of New York Mellon at No. 160, formerly the site of The Times newspaper offices;
- the church of St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe;
- the College of Arms' headquarters at No. 130;
- a Monetary Authority of Singapore branch at No. 128;
- The Salvation Army's global headquarters at No. 101; and
- the City of London School.
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