"Downing Street - Home of the Prime Minister" 10 Downing Street Tip by easyoar

10 Downing Street, London: 34 reviews and 46 photos

  Downing Street - The Prime Ministers house is here
by easyoar

This is a somewhat bizarre tip as it is extermely unlikely that you will even be allowed down the road (you'll need a personal invite first, and if you are an average Joe Bloggs, that isn't likely to happen!)

However despite all of this, tourists still flock here to see the entrance in to Downing Street from Whitehall, I guess if you are really lucky, you may get to see the PM whizzing past in his car, but don't be surprised if all you see is some police standing around in front of a large shut gate!

I have actually been down Downing Street, but not because I got invited! When I was a kid, security was much more lax, and you were free to wander up the road (although you had to stay on the opposite side of the road to the PMs house (which is number 10). If I remember correctly, the IRA attempted to take a bomb down there (which failed), and since then, it has been much more secure.

Address: Whitehall, SW1
Directions: Charing Cross or Westminster tubes
Phone: +44 20 7925 0918
Website: http://www.number-10.gov.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2005
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