Whitehall
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The area
Neighborhood: Westminster
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.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 6 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk

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richnez
Leicestershire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Well what can I say...

Grand venture to the Whitehall residence. Superb service, A smile from start to finish, staff a true delight and a day I would highly recommend to families up and down our country.

A huge thankyou to all and i especially to the gentleman who kindly gave me £316 to suck my own toe.
Written April 3, 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the best streets in London - from Trafalgar Square, past gorgeous historic/government buildings and tourist shops. There is so much happening in this area. The Royal Horse Guards add to the atmosphere before you get close to Buckingham Palace.
Written February 13, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were lucky enough to spend a few days in London before the initial lockdown. Still busy with visitors as you can see from the picture. Whitehall is very much in the centre of British history with Downing Street, Horse Guards, The Banqueting House all running off the main thoroughfare, additionally at one end is the Houses of Parliament , at the otherTrafalgar Square. It is no wonder it is so popular.
Written January 29, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
​PROS
* The main street and area of the government of Britain
* Location of many many famous sites and tourist attractions

CONS
It's a busy traffic place of work

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because I intended to see so much of the famous attractions here. And I tried to see them all.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
It was free

​WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Of course

ADVICE
Go
Written February 12, 2024
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Kevin F
Lincoln, UK3,226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
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 experience you will not forget for many years.
Written November 25, 2014
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Once the site of a royal palace of which only the Banqueting House remains, Whitehall is the ceremonial route - albeit spoilt by traffic- from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square and Parliament.

As well as being home to many Government departments (though one building is now being converted into a luxury hotel) along with historic buildings such as Banqueting House, Horse Guards (still guarded during lockdown 2) and Dover House (London HQ of the Scotland Office), Whitehall has many statues - mainly linked to the army - plus the Cenotaph and, most recent of all, a memorial to the contribution of Women of World War II, sculpted by John W Mills and unveiled in 2005.
Written November 25, 2020
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paul274Boston
Boston, MA224 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
To this day, Whitehall area welcomes immigrants from all over the world. It still retains that sense of invitation.
Written February 26, 2019
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passepartout
Washington DC, DC1,460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Cheers! First time I've seen woman honored here in London in these grounds bounded by the Supreme Court and Privy Council, Westminister Abbey, and Parliament. Suffragist Millicent Fawcett has finally joined the ranks of those deemed fit to appear here in Parliament Square. And she is good company of former prisoners!
Written February 18, 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,840 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Whitehall commences at Trafalgar Square and is Londons main artery for a number of Londons greatest sites such as Horseguards Parade, Downing Street National Art Gallery etc.
Written January 25, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Across from Victoria Embankment is a beautiful urban park; it is composed of walking paths meandering through grassy landscaping with trees and lots of flowers. It is the perfect setting for the numerous statues and monuments to London's heroes, both well-known and lesser known.

Historic buildings form the perfect backdrop. Across the street, London Eye is visible. And, by looking at the monuments in Whitehall Gardens, we learned alot about men who helped make the world safer because of their contributions.

For instance, Samuel Plimsoll devised a measurement to make all of us sea-farers much safer. There's a thing called a Plimsoll line (or mark) which is a physical measurement on the exterior of a ship's hull to indicate when it would no longer be safe to load people or merchandise on a ship. We were drawn to his monument by the depiction of two thankful sailors holding wreaths and looking at his name plaque.

Whitehll is a road in the city of Westminster; it runs from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square.
Written October 23, 2018
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