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Address: Government London, London SW1A 2DD, England
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Guards on "guard", classic memorials, Downing Street (only a fleeting glimpse), Nelson at one end and the Houses of Parliament at the other, and the red phone boxes, London Buses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see street between Trafalgar Square and parliament square. Hirsegaurds tiday and the lifeguards on duty. The scotland office, cabinet office, Downing Street, ministry of defence, cenotaph and foreign office. Great architecture. Statues and a mix of old and new with living history. You just take this in in your London break and it's a natural route to see parliament... More 

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this route past many areas of great interest and historical significance. We even caught a glimpse of Downing street, pedestrian traffic was restricted.

Thank chickandbeast
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Guards on "guard", classic memorials, Downing Street (only a fleeting glimpse), Nelson at one end and the Houses of Parliament at the other, and the red phone boxes, London Buses and plenty of cabs

Thank Jonhayes
Windlesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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!!

Thank Roger G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 13 November 2016 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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 3 November 2016

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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Henlow, United Kingdom
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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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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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