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Nr.10 Downing Street

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Nr.10 Downing Street features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day London City Guide3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Official home and office of Britain's Prime Minister

Time required: 10 minutes

Web site: http://www.number10.gov....

Public transport:

  • Circle Line: Westminster station
  • District Line: Westminster station
  • Jubilee Line: Westminster station

Address: 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA

Things you need to know:

  • No. 10 Downing Street is the official home and office of Britain's Prime Minister
  • It is one of four surviving houses built in 1680 for Sir George Downing
  • Sir Downing was an important figure of the English Civil War
  • The building contains a State Dining Room and the Cabinet Room, where government ministers meet to formulate policy
  • No. 11 is the residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister)
  • The famous black door can only be opened from the inside
  • The street was closed down for security reasons in 1989

What to do there:

  • Have a look at the building looking through the gates from Whitehall
  • Have your photo taken with the house in the background

 

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