Queen Victoria Street, London
Queen Victoria Street in 1989
|Length||0.7 mi (1.1 km)|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Nearest train station|| Blackfriars
|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 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.
The road was commissioned in 1861 to streamline the approach to the central business district, and was provided for through the Metropolitan Improvement Act. Costing over £1,000,000, it remains a flagship street within the City.
- the Bank of New Zealand's triangular building at No. 1 was their London office from 1889 to 1988. It is now the offices of the City of London Magistrates' Court Committee;
- 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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