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Address: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL, England
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Remember as child walking down Downing Street and standing opposite and watching the incumbent Prime Ministers coming in and out of No. 10. Sadly nobody is allowed near now and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nomadman411978
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be perfectly honest I don't think that it's wow-thing to see because there is nothing to see. What's more the street is closed. Obviously the street attracts attention and the most important is number 10 because it's the headquarter of the Government and the official residence and office of the First Lord. Personally I don't take it into account... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember as child walking down Downing Street and standing opposite and watching the incumbent Prime Ministers coming in and out of No. 10. Sadly nobody is allowed near now and there not much of a view from Whitehall due to the iron railings, police presence etc.

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Thank Nomadman411978
Hastings, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You see the black bars, you see the policeman guarding, you see the icon road sign. You don't see the big black door of the Prime Minister. But these security conscious days, this shouldn't surprise you. You just know you're in the vicinity of number 10.

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Thank MrsBsTravels
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see except armed police and Kurdish protesters opposite. It's a shame you can no longer get nearer

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Thank HatterWilko
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it's not much to see but definitely one for the list when visiting. After the recent events in London it was so nice to see the police outside the gates interacting and having fun with the people visiting. I heard a lot of people saying thank you for their work which is nice I'm sure it must mean... More 

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Thank ChickyBirdie
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the British Prime Minister resides and one can see the police stationed here protecting the elected head of the government as they should This can only be seen from Whitehall when you walk down this area

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Thank badmintontim
Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

AlwAys busy here with people taking photos. Its actually hard to see number 10. The police are friendly. Beware of pickpockets here.

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Thank streakey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Walked right passed it. Would have missed it if it weren't for the guards and protesters. Wish you could see it better.

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Thank Thomas H
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Not really much to see, but one of those things you have to do when you go to London, then you can say "I been to Downing St". Its just like in the movies, a barred gate covers the entrance and police are posted outside 24 hours a day. It is a big tourist attraction as there always seems to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

8 years ago we visited London, the night we got engaged we were walking around and stumbled on Downing Street, we got talking to one of the policemen and he let us in to get a photograph. Fast forward 8 years 26th February we were in London to celebrate my birthday, we again ventured to Westminster to see the sights... More 

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