We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Government London, London, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #352 of 854 Attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

Hotels near Whitehall

Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
172 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Take the trip from the Houses of Parliament to Trafalgar Square on foot. Marvel at the many beautiful buildings, the Cenotaph, Downing St, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Memorial, Cabinet Office, Foreign Office, Women of World War II Memorial, Horseguards, Whitehall Theatre. The list is endless!! Listen as you go to the chimes of Big Ben. This walk is an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coimbra, Portugal
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you wish to go from Big Bem and the Houses of Parliement to Trafalagar Square and the National Gallery, this is the stree to take. Enjoy it slowly, because you will see many governamental buildings and the famous Downing Street... or the gates of Downing Street with all the security due to this being the oficial residence of England´s... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pakenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
230 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Although it's basically a road connecting Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, it does contain some of the most important buildings and landmarks in the country. Downing Street, the Cenotaph, monument to WW2 Women, Horse Guards, Banqueting House, British military leaders, Foreign Office, the Treasury and the Whitehall Theatre. As usual take your photos and watch out for the traffic, as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
471 reviews 471 reviews
271 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
67 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
493 reviews 493 reviews
177 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
93 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
1,224 reviews 1,224 reviews
422 attraction reviews
3,608 helpful votes 3,608 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
561 reviews 561 reviews
344 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Whitehall also viewed


Been to Whitehall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Whitehall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?