Downing Street

Home to the prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer, Downing Street is located in Westminster, close to the Houses of Parliament. Perhaps one of the most famous door in the world, the black-fronted Number 10 is the Executive headquarters, where the cabinet meets to discuss the UK's biggest issues, create new policy and set the year's budget. Traditionally, the prime minister also lives in the flat above Number 10, although since Tony Blair had such a large family, the prime minister now spreads to next door as well. While the public cannot get to look around Number 10 or walk down Downing Street, you can get a good view from the top gates and maybe even catch a glimpse of the prime minister outside the front door. Here you can also visit the Cenotaph on Whitehall, the burial site of the Unknown Soldier, who is commemorated every year on Remembrance Sunday. Downing Street is also close to other major London sights such as the Cabinet War Rooms and Westminster Abbey.

Hotels near Downing Street

Situated in Westminster, there are a number of hotels near Downing Street, which is also a great base to see Buckingham Palace and get to Victoria Train Station for the Gatwick Express. TravelStay.com has options for cheap hotels in Westminster and family-run London bed and breakfasts in Westminster, such as the Carlton Hotel, a two-star London B&B, just a few minutes from Westminster Cathedral. Or, you could try the stunning Grange Wellington Hotel, which is also nearby. And, situated next to Whitehall is Northumberland House, where rooms are available as well as private studios. All you need to do is check out the London accommodation in Westminster and book a room.

Downing Street Address

Downing Street
Westminster
London
SW1A 2AA

Map of Downing Street, London

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