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Broadway (or sometimes the Broadway) is a street in the City of Westminster in central London. It runs between Victoria Street in the south and a junction in the north where it meets Petty France and Queen Anne's Gate.

Notable buildings on the street include:

  • Metropolitan Police's former headquarters (1967–2017), known as New Scotland Yard, at No. 10;
  • Falkland House, the UK office for the government of the Falkland Islands, at No. 14;
  • Equal Opportunities Commission at No. 36;
  • The Secret Intelligence Service's former operating base at 54 Broadway;
  • London Underground's headquarters at No. 55, above St. James's Park tube station;
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, at No. 151.

In March 1973, the Provisional IRA placed a car bomb outside the post office at No. 1, Broadway. It was defused before it exploded, however two other devices, one in Whitehall and another near the Old Bailey, did explode that day, killing one person and injuring over 200.

Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 0°08′02″W / 51.49861°N 0.13389°W / 51.49861; -0.13389

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