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Address: 15 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DD, England
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It is the centre of Government in London and has it all from Horse Guards, the government offices such as the Ministry of Defence and many others . The streets are full of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whitehall takes in Downing St., Westminster Palace (Parliament / big ben etc) Churchill war rooms, the Cenotaph and is still close to other attractions. Take your time and see the lot!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whitehall is not in itself an attraction but it sits between 2 major tourist hotspots - Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square - both of which are visited by huge numbers of people but few people walk between the two places along Whitehall. There are though some interesting spots to walk passed such as Downing Street, The Cenotaph, the memorial to... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to walk for lovers of architecture and history as it has many statues etc. Good photo opportunities. A free way to amuse yourself in london.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the centre of Government in London and has it all from Horse Guards, the government offices such as the Ministry of Defence and many others . The streets are full of interesting historical buildings and many statues of famous people. A must see when in London.

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whitehall is politically(Ministry of Finance, Treasury, etc.) and socially THE place in London. Besides a pleasant walk, you can picnic on a bench in lovely gardens. Look at a map, you're in quite a neighborhood--between the Thames and the Churchill War Rooms. Westminster Abbey is just a few steps away and you've just walked thru Parliament Square. Be sure your... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A street in the Westminster area of London, between Westminster Station (tube) and Parliament Square, with many political buildings and statues/monuments as well as buildings linked to the Royal Family, on the northern side of street (Trafalgar Square side) one can find souvenir shops, restaurants and pubs. From Parliament Square, the street starts as Parliament Street and until where The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely gardens just a short walk from Downing Street, Trafalgar Square just outside the Embankment tube station; these gardens are alongside the River Thames and opposite the London Eye and South Bank on the opposite side of the Thames. The gardens have a lovely array of plants, flowers and beautiful trees. The gardens are a wonderful tranquil place for a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Found Whitehall gardens An intimate and secluded green park appeared to be sparsely visited but used by locals A relaxing picnic spot lots of benches Peaceful and quiet Then a short walk to the exquisite masterpieces of architecture at Whitehall and horse guards on up to Downing Street and Big Ben An all encompassing stroll

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wandered down here on a Sunday very busy. A few pubs near the Trafalgar Square end. Lots of statues. You can watch the changing of the guard. It just screams history all the way along this very important street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A walk up Whitehall from Parliament Square to Trafalgar is a must for every tourist to London. Start at Parliament Square and take a detour immediately west on Great George Street along the south wall of the Treasury to peer into the gorgeous round courtyard. Then back to Whitehall and up past Edwin Lutyens' Cenotaph, memorial to the fallen of... More 

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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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