A piece of criminal history can be yours for STG250 million ($A456 million) - London's world-famous Scotland Yard police force has put its headquarters up for sale.

The 22-storey, 56,000-square-metre office block, a short walk from both the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace at Victoria, has been home to the Metropolitan Police since 1967. The revolving sign outside is instantly recognisable as the backdrop to countless televised police appeals, but the triangular 1960s building is costly…