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Address: Government London, London, England

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Famous Street

Whitehall on a normal working day is a very busy Street. As you walk past all the large buildings you cant help but wonder whats happening inside as the Civil Servants go about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Whitehall on a normal working day is a very busy Street. As you walk past all the large buildings you cant help but wonder whats happening inside as the Civil Servants go about their working days. There are some famous sites to see as they pass down Whitehall towards Parliament Square, so it is well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Whitehall is the street between Trafalgar Square and Parliament. A walk along it is almost obligatory for any first time visitor to London. Most of the buildings are government offices off limits to the general public. Here you find the Ministry of Defence, Foreign Office and Tax Offices. Favourite with tourists is posing beside the mounted guards at Horse Guards.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Whitehall is the heart of British governance. It is the street that runs from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. Along the way are most of the major offices of State representing the heartbeat of British official life. It is remarkable to reflect that so much of significance for the UK is packed into one street. Whitehall includes buildings hosting the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Whitehall is a road in the City of Westminster, in central London, and is known for a number of memorial statues and monuments including the Cenotaph. It is a traditional and beautiful street with lots of formal, iconic buildings and really is a pleasure to walk along and soak up the history.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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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 

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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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 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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.

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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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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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