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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 Mar 8 '14 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. – John Rennie Mar 8 '14 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. – Paul D. Waite Mar 8 '14 at 10:37
  • @JohnRennie Yep...turns out that is indeed the case. – temporary_user_name Mar 8 '14 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 Jun 10 '16 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.

and

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!

and

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

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 Mar 8 '14 at 16:26
  • Oops. The perils of trying to quote multiple sources. – Valorum Mar 8 '14 at 16:29
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    Ah StackExchange....where all knowledge winds up sooner or later. – temporary_user_name Mar 8 '14 at 16:45
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    @Aerovistae - If something's worth quoting, it's worth quoting from eight different canon sources ;-) – Valorum Mar 8 '14 at 16:50

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