Queen Victoria Street, London

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Queen Victoria Street
Blackfriars Station entrance geograph-3262754-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Queen Victoria Street in 1989
Length0.7 mi (1.1 km)
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Postal codeEC2
Nearest train stationNational Rail London Underground Blackfriars
London Underground Docklands Light Railway Bank
London Underground Mansion House
West endNew Bridge Street/Victoria Embankment
East endMansion House Street/Bank junction

Queen Victoria Street, named after the British monarch who reigned from 1837 to 1901, is a street in London which runs east by north from its junction with New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment in the Castle Baynard ward of the City of London, 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. Beyond Bank junction, the street continues north-east as Threadneedle Street which joins Bishopsgate. Other streets linked to Queen Victoria Street include Puddle Dock, Cannon Street, Walbrook and Poultry.

The road was commissioned in 1861[1] to streamline the approach to the central business district, and was provided for through the Metropolitan Improvement Act.[2] Costing over £1,000,000, it remains a flagship street within the City.[3]

The nearest London Underground stations are Blackfriars (at its western junction with New Bridge Street), Mansion House (where it crosses Cannon Street), and Bank (near its eastern end).

Queen Victoria Street formed part of the marathon course of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.[4][5]

Notable buildings[edit]

Queen Victoria Street's eastern end pictured in 1955. The church of St Stephen Walbrook (right) is undergoing repair after damage in the Blitz. The Bank of New Zealand's building at 1 Queen Victoria Street is centre left
The Salvation Army's headquarters on Queen Victoria Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Dictionary of London, Harben, H.A: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1922
  2. ^ "The Housing of the Working Classes in London" Porritt,E in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Mar., 1895)
  3. ^ The City of London-a history Borer,M.I.C. : New York,D.McKay Co, 1978 ISBN 0-09-461880-1
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
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Coordinates: 51°30′43″N 0°06′00″W / 51.512°N 0.09993°W / 51.512; -0.09993