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Former police Great Scotland Yard HQ to become hotel

The former headquarters of the Metropolitan police is to become a luxury hotel with rooms costing up to £10,000.

The building has an official address of 4 Whitehall, but with a public office for the police on Great Scotland Yard, from which it drew its name. It will now become a five star hotel with 235 rooms. The site was originally chosen Robert Peel, who was Home Secretary when the Met first formed in 1829.

Great Scotland Yard in Whitehall. Credit: Google Maps

Chief executive of the Galliad Group Stephen Conway, the firm that is redeveloping the building, told the Times (£): "These buildings were designed to impress visitors and have grand façades and high quality interiors."

It was not until 1890 that the force's home move to New Scotland Yard - recently it became the Ministry of Defence library.