When planning a trip to London, chances are you would like to take in some of the historic sites. Downing Street in London would be one of those.
Downing Street in London is filled with buildings that are hundreds of years old and house some of Great Britain’s most important politicians.
Probably the most famous address on the street is 10 Downing Street London. Historically it was the home of the First Lord of the Treasury. However, since 1735 the roles of First Lord of the Treasury and the British Prime Minister have been filled by the same person. Therefore, in modern times 10 Downing Street in London is the home of the Prime Minister.
Unfortunately, like the U.S. White House, you can’t really stroll through Downing Street London. The closest you can get to the Prime Minister’s home is through an iron gate. However, you can get pretty good pictures through the gate because it’s only a few feet from the building.
Other important, historic buildings on the street house the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Prime Minster’s Press Office, and The Strategic Communications Unit. It really is no wonder that the security around the street is very tight.
If you plan an afternoon well, you can have a nice walking trip that will bring you by the Prime Minister’s home along with some other fabulous tourist attractions in London. If you head out for Westminster you can take a walk through Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Downing Street in London. Furthermore, you’ll also have an opportunity to browse though numerous museums and art galleries.