When Evey wakes up in V's home, he tells her she has to stay with him because otherwise she could give away the location of his lair. She counters that she has no idea where they are, and he says the following:

You know it's underground. You know the color of the stone. That would be enough for a clever man.

This has always bothered me because it seems to be so insanely untrue. Those two facts couldn't possibly be enough to locate something. Could they?

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    I don't know anything about this, but why would he call her a clever man?
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 9:10
  • He lives in Victoria understand station doesn't he? I don't have the book to hand to check, but I'm sure I remember this to be the case. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 9:16
  • “Those two facts couldn't possibly be enough to locate something. Could they?” Sherlock Holmes would probably get it. With enough knowledge of London’s geology, it might be enough. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 10:37
  • @JohnRennie Yep...turns out that is indeed the case. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 15:24
  • I feel like the question in the subject and the question in the body don't actually have the same answer. Is there a canon answer to the question in the body? (Are two facts enough to locate it?)
    – JBCP
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 20:03

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V's secret hideout is an abandoned Victoria Station.

This is confirmed in the film canon by the shooting script (referring to the location as "Interior : Victoria Station") as well as the quote;

V : This is the old Victoria line but it is blocked, blocked somewhere between Whitehall and St. James.


Suddenly, Finch stops. Carefully, as if reaching to touch a butterfly, he slips a single sheet out from the sheaves covering his desk. The paper has a long list: the names of all the Queens of England. He has circled in red the V in Victoria. When it hits him, it hits him like a falling safe.

FINCH : Christ! That's it! It's got to be it!


The shadow is cast by a sign for Victoria Station, part of the abandoned subway.

And the film's official novelisation

And only two London tube stations started with V: Victoria and Vauxhall, and the latter was south of the river, away from the centers of power... away from all the scenes of Vs exploits. If it was anywhere, it had to be Victoria...

Not far away, the target of Finch's search was dancing slowly with a beautiful woman in his arms.

Within the Alan Moore/David Lloyd comic-books we also see that the final scene is indeed set inside an abandoned Victoria Station.

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  • Alan Moore didn't draw the comic, that was David Lloyd.
    – evilsoup
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 16:26
  • Oops. The perils of trying to quote multiple sources.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 16:29
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    Ah StackExchange....where all knowledge winds up sooner or later. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 16:45
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    @Aerovistae - If something's worth quoting, it's worth quoting from eight different canon sources ;-)
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 16:50
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    Just noticed that the falling THIS STATION CLOSED sign combines with what's visible of the I in Victoria to form a Y -- VICTORY. Wonder if that's deliberate. Commented Feb 21, 2021 at 22:08

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