Whitehall and Downing Street, London

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  • Gates of Downing Street
    Gates of Downing Street
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  • The Monument to the Women of World War Two
    The Monument to the Women of World War...
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    The Cenotaph at Whitehall
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    Cabinet War Rooms: Churchil's...

    by radzio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Cabinet War Rooms: Churchil's secret underground wartime headquarters. It's an original complex that wasn't changed much from the end of WWII.Admission: £ 6.50 (free for children)

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    Whitehall.

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Banqueting House is the only remaining complete building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign’s principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Designed by Inigo Jones for James I (1603-25) and completed in 1622, the Banqueting House was originally built for occasions of state, plays and masques. The Banqueting House later became the scene of Charles I’s execution. Today the Banqueting House is a popular visitor attraction and one of the finest banqueting venues in London, playing host to many royal and society occasions.

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    Visit the Cabinet War Rooms.

    by jtb2inky Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are a history buff, like myself, this is a must. This is where Winston Churchill led the effort to combat Nazism during World War II. You really get a feeling for what it must have been like to live in the underground bunker that the War Rooms are during the war. There is an audio tour that guides you through the exhibit. This will take you about 1 hour to complete. The Map Room in particular will amaze you.

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    St. Margerat's Church-...

    by Koleno Written Aug 24, 2002

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    St. Margerat's Church- Westminster Abbey
    This beautiful church sits right next to Westminster Abbey. Althought the Abbey steals the thunder, don't miss this charming little church.

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    Change the world

    by Tracyden Written Feb 26, 2011

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    Have a peek at 10 Downing Street and you'll possible come across a demonstration of some sort. These guys were quiet and peaceful.

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    HORSE GUARDS PARADE

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    HORSEGUARDS PARADE

    This is another great London tradition. These horses have got to be the most well behaved in the world to put up with the noise of tourists and traffic.

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    One of the Horse Guards

    by J.I.M Written Jan 26, 2005

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    Horse Guard

    This is one of the Horse Guards at the Horse Guards Parade. It's popular to get your photo taken with one of them.

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    See the Horse Guards Parade!

    by J.I.M Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Horse Guards Parade

    The Horse Guards Parade is a large area off of Whitehall, commonly used for parades and other ceremonies. It also once held tournaments at the time of Henry VIII!

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    10 Downing Street

    by marciaca Updated Feb 26, 2004
    10 Downing Street

    Actually, not too much to see her, but its where the dear ole prime minister (currently Tony Blair) lives.

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    10 Downing Street

    by ExoticGal Written Apr 23, 2003

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    10 Downing Street

    ... where England's Prime Minister lives and work.
    I've heard that inside it's much much more interesting than the gloomy view from outside...

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    Cabinet War Rooms

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Cabinet War Rooms

    The place from where Churchill and his staff controlled operations during WW2.
    It has been recreated to look as it did during that time. I have been just once and it was an interesting attraction.

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    The Changing of the Guards

    by filipdebont Written Mar 23, 2003

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    The Changing

    And then it was time for the ceremony of the Changing of the Horse Guards.

    It was well worth waiting, to see this ceremony.

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    Guards

    by filipdebont Written Mar 22, 2003

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    No  time to smile

    These Guards looked great with their shining helmets.

    When you have a good lens, it is easy to make some great shots.

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    The Horse Guards

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    Patience personified

    An 18th C building designed by William Kent around 3 sides of a forecourt in which the Guard is ceremonially mounted daily at 11am.
    Either side of the entrance is a Household Cavalry sentry.

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    Churchill Statue

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Churchill Statue
    One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century

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