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Government London, London, England
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Ranked #410 of 1,081 attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

A trip to London is not complete without visiting the Whitehall area and trying to absorb at least a little of the history of the buildings here, and their associated tales! It's quite an inspiring area.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this amazing spot of historical significance almost by accident, as a place to duck out of the rain! Inside the hall, my daughter and I shared a beanbag chair and gazed in wonder at the paintings overhead, while listening to the audio-guide. It was quiet, especially after the hustle of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London...... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

WOW! it's easy to see where the name "Whitehall" came from... everything is made from white stone, but oh my god it's beautiful! Starting at Trafalgar Square and heading down towards the Houses of Parliament, this street contains some of the most beautiful and elegant buildings in London, definitely worth dodging the tourists to check it out!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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148 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Until the 17th century Whitehall Palace was situated on the area where Whitehall is now. In 1698 this palace was destroyed by a devastating fire. Today Whitehall is a grandiose thoroughfare from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square in Westminster. Starting our walk from Trafalgar Square you find restaurants, pubs (The Silver Cross is one of them), Trafalgar Studios Theater, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We loved this walk between Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, taking in all the sights along the way. We thought this really worth the time, we then carried on down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a lovely & very grand walk between Trafalgar Squire with the imposing Nelson's Column, down to the House of Parliament. See the changing of the guard, Downing Street & The cenotaph. Architecturally magnificent.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The awful rating does not take ANY account of the Cenotaph, which is reviewed separately. Parliament is the seat of those who govern the country. Whitehall is where you'll find those who run the country. Often, the interface between the two roles can be very blurred! The ethereal world of the top civil servants is pretty opaque to most of... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We walked here from Westminster with a little diversion to The Eye. Lots to see in Whitehall, for instance..... Downing Street. The Cenotaph. Many interesting buildings. Horse Guards Parade. If you walk down from Westminster you reach Trafalgar Square at the end, another attraction. From there you can easily head off to walk up The Mall to Buckingham Palace. I've... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Intrigued by the chat on the inbound train to London, we decided to look at Whitehall Underground Station. . We were tired and went by taxi from Leicester Square, a lovely ride full of interest. . Decanted at the main door, we looked around and were under the shadow of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. I've been in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a great walk starting from the Westminster Tube Station on an early weekend morning as there is hardly anyone here yet. The crowds during the day are unbelievable and can be overwhelming at times. Anyhow, the walk up from the House of Parliament/Big Ben on pass the Westminster Abbey toward Whitehall passes the Cenotaph and Women's War Memorial... More

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