UK Travel Guide


Downing Street

10 and 11 Downing Street are the residences of the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer. These two properties are all that remain of Downing Street and are protected by large black iron gates and police on duty 24 hours a day. It used to be possible to walk through Downing Street but after a terrorist attack in the 1980's, the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had the gates installed as a security measure. 10 Downing Street was given to Britain's first Prime Minister, Rupert Walpole, by George II in 1732. Number 11 has been the home of the Chancellor since 1806.

Located at: , London, SW1

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Closest Subway Station: Westminster Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)