64 Baker Street

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64 Baker Street is the building on the extreme left (only part shown)

64 Baker Street is a commercial property in central London. It was the address of the headquarters of the Special Operations Executive.

History[edit]

The building was completed in the first half of the 20th century and, after becoming part of the Government estate, was let to the Prison Commission.[1] It became the headquarters of the Special Operations Executive in September 1940.[2] A plaque on the building's face gives details of its former inhabitants.[3] After the war, the property was occupied by EMI Classics[4] before it was converted for retail use.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The chemist and druggist". 1 August 1839. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "The SOE in Baker Street". Culture 24. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Margaret Jackson: Personal assistant at the heart of the Special Operations Executive". The Independent. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "64 Baker Street". Matrix Science. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ "App uncovers secret spy locations in London". ITV. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

Coordinates: 51°31′09″N 0°09′22″W / 51.5191°N 0.1560°W / 51.5191; -0.1560