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Yes that street.

It's a pokey little street off a main thoroughfare in London, but it's where the prime minister lives, meets important visitors and makes statements etc. But with today's security... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mark N
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a pokey little street off a main thoroughfare in London, but it's where the prime minister lives, meets important visitors and makes statements etc. But with today's security requirements there's very little to see or do other than the big cast iron gates and heavily armed police officers. If your down Westminster and seeing the sights then take a... More 

Thank Mark N
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think it is even worth taking a detour to see Downing Street. You'll only see No 10 from afar and hopefully you got better things to do than waiting for the PM to come out.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you look at the newsreels you will see people standing on the opposite pavement.Now days you cannot get nearer than the security gates at the entrance.

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Merville, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A second set of gates have been installed in front of the existing gates. With the 2 sets of gates it makes it impossible to see anything. Very understandable but not much to see

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much security that you can barely get a glimpse of the door. The huge gate at the entrance prevents anyone getting close. It is cool to be so close, but you aren't getting closer.

Thank Nicholas P
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't get too close to number 10 due to obvious security reasons! Nice to stand at the gates though and try to sneak a peak at somebody important!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much here, although it was fun to pose for photo outside of #10, if that was really #10, not highly visible except for the obvious military guard. Strolled to the Mews, which was largely emtpy, and on to St. James Park.

Thank Karen F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The visit to Downing Street is really disappointing. The actual street is closed of by a huge black steel gate with three to four police officers guarding it. It's very difficult to try and get a photograph of the famous Number 10 door. Be prepared for many tourists to block you from getting any photographs!

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well secured location especially near no. 10 with little public access for obvious reasons. We were able to catch a glimpse but little else.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Downing Street is closed off with high security gates as you would expect. Worth a visit to say you have seen it but not much else to the experience really.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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