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Address: Government London, London SW1A 2DD, England
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Government street

Whitehall runs from Trafalgar Square to Westminster and is the place of the Government offices including No.10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office and various Ministries as well as... read more

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An interesting and enjoyable walk down towards the Houses of Parliament, passing Downing Street on the way. The buildings are impressive and well protected by the security measures where bollards have been placed along the edges of the roads. Keep walking and admire Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whitehall runs from Trafalgar Square to Westminster and is the place of the Government offices including No.10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office and various Ministries as well as private clubs. Dull, grey buildings are the norm.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to London so many times but I have never come across Whitehall gardens before. Just before Whitehall Gardens (if walking towards Westminster) is Victoria Embankment gardens (see separate TripAdvisor review) which is lovely. You should visit both these gardens. Walking around London is extremely tiring and I was flagging after hours on my feet so a chance to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very intesting road to walk along at heart of government. Not as busy as other central London areas and great walk from Trafalgar Square to Westminster

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Whitehall contains all the important government buildings that control many areas of the government with the Houses of Parliament at the end of Whitehall and downing street within it as well as memorials all down the sides of this important area and street

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Runs from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. Packed full of historic and important government buildings. Downing Street sadly no longer accessible to the common man. Horse guards worth a look. Often has a mounted guard. The nations war memorial, The Cenotaph is in the middle of the road. Worthy of a pause and reflection. Great view of Nelsons Column looking... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Here is where the daily administrative power of the British Empire is situated. There are many governmental buildings here.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The location is amazing, the Whitehall garden is beautiful along the River Thames. If you have only 1 hour to see this quarter, you have to come here. It is so close to Big Ben! A MUST!

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

So many historical important buildings in such a small area! Saw Churchill Wars Rooms, Statue of WWII Women which was very impressive, 10 Downing Street, and of course Big Ben along with Parliament! If that is not enough Westminster Abbey is across street!

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are heaps of things to see in Whitehall. The government buildings, Downing St, Parliament and Trafalgar Square. It is a necessary part of London.

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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.
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