Whitehall
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 5 min walk
  • Embankment • 5 min walk

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
​PROS
* The main street and area of the government of Britain
* Location of many many famous sites and tourist attractions

CONS
It's a busy traffic place of work

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because I intended to see so much of the famous attractions here. And I tried to see them all.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
It was free

​WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Of course

ADVICE
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Written 12 February 2024
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A visit to this grand Avenue is a must. You can find it located between the Trafalgar Square and the Parliament Street. It is named after the huge palace that used to stand on this road. It was the home of all kings from Henry VIII till William III. Most of this palace was destroyed in a fire in 1698, only the Banqueting House could be saved. We saw many memorials and statues on this road like the Cenotaph, World War II memorial for Women and Earl Haig Statue. You can see the most important official buildings here like the Ministry of Defence buildings, 10 and 11 Dowing Street, the Banqueting House and the Horse Guard’s Parade. It is the most historic thoroughfare of London.
Written 12 July 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Whitehall is a must to see not just because of the politics. Take a walk from Big Ben and you will see all the government buildings.
An absolute must!
Written 26 June 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great Britain once ruled a quarter of the world. These days, the offices in Whitehall are still there, but persuasion is preferred to sending a gunboat. The public servants remain, but they have less to do. There are a number of memorials, including a statue of Field Marshal William Slim, 1st Viscount of Yarralumla, He is wearing a characteristic slouch hat. Whitehall remains the power behind the throne
Written 7 April 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This area inside the City of Westminster has always been the center of political power in London. Because of its proximity to Buckingham Palace, many of the offices of government were set up in this area.

Whitehall is dotted with important monuments and memorials, especially along Whitehall and Parliament Street.

The small parks along the Thames are especially nice.
Written 17 October 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Whitehall is a great area to visit as there are so many interesting historic buildings and memorials all around the area.
Written 25 September 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This main road is running south from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square.

It is lined with numerous departments and ministries, including the Ministry of Defence, Horse Guards, and the Cabinet Office.

The street is also known for its memorial statues and monuments, including the UK's primary war memorial, the Cenotaph.
Written 8 July 2022
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were lucky enough to spend a few days in London before the initial lockdown. Still busy with visitors as you can see from the picture. Whitehall is very much in the centre of British history with Downing Street, Horse Guards, The Banqueting House all running off the main thoroughfare, additionally at one end is the Houses of Parliament , at the otherTrafalgar Square. It is no wonder it is so popular.
Written 29 January 2021
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Ian C
London, UK23,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Once the site of a royal palace of which only the Banqueting House remains, Whitehall is the ceremonial route - albeit spoilt by traffic- from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square and Parliament.

As well as being home to many Government departments (though one building is now being converted into a luxury hotel) along with historic buildings such as Banqueting House, Horse Guards (still guarded during lockdown 2) and Dover House (London HQ of the Scotland Office), Whitehall has many statues - mainly linked to the army - plus the Cenotaph and, most recent of all, a memorial to the contribution of Women of World War II, sculpted by John W Mills and unveiled in 2005.
Written 25 November 2020
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richnez
Leicestershire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Well what can I say...

Grand venture to the Whitehall residence. Superb service, A smile from start to finish, staff a true delight and a day I would highly recommend to families up and down our country.

A huge thankyou to all and i especially to the gentleman who kindly gave me £316 to suck my own toe.
Written 3 April 2020
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