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Address: Government London, London SW1A 2DD, England
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A long street of history

Walking the length of Whitehall from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square is a stroll through history! Arguably, the two most important sites are the Cenotaph and Downing... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking the length of Whitehall from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square is a stroll through history! Arguably, the two most important sites are the Cenotaph and Downing Street, but the Horse Guards Building and the Palace of Whitehall with its exquisite Banqueting House, are well worth planning into your visit.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a walk between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square and is of great fascination. Down this route you pass many of the great government offices, Horse Guards Parade,The Cenotaph, the memorial to Women in War, the highly guarded entrance to 10 Downing Street, and various statues. A historical walk and one not to miss.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the street from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square. This is the centre of the government with numerous departments and ministries lining the street.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take a stroll down here from the Famous Trafalgar Square area that is just so loved by all visitors to this the Worlds Greatest City then you will pass various sights such as; Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, the Cenotaph and the Government seats of power including all the important offices of state government. There are many statues... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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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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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