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Downing StreetBest known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and carefully guarded by armed police at all times. If you do manage to get past and glimpse inside number 10, you'll see behind the glossy black front door are grand staircases and a network of corridors joining half-a-dozen structures in Downing Street to make a large complex of offices, conference rooms, and family homes for the Prime Minister, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

 

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Westminster Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
5 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Westminster
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  34% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 4 minutes from Downing Street
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  25% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 5 minutes from Downing Street
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £118  22% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Downing Street
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Downing Street
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Downing Street
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Downing Street
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
 
 
 
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Moon Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th to 26th July 2019
Downing Street, London, WC2N | 5 minutes from Downing Street
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and in the same month as The Moon exhibition at the National Maritime Museum ...More
 
 
 
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National Park City Festival
London > Events > Entertainment  Dates: 20th to 28th July 2019
Downing Street, London, WC2N | 5 minutes from Downing Street
Taking steps towards making London the world's first National Park City, The Mayor of London has launched the brand-new National Park City Festival in 2019. Celebrating ...More
 
 
 
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The Guinea Pig Club
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - 8pm
Downing Street, Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, SW1A | 6 minutes from Downing Street
New material from top acts on the circuit and rising stars....More
 
 
 
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Near Downing Street
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Downing Street
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Downing Street
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 8 minutes from Downing Street
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Downing Street
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from Downing Street
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from Downing Street
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Lock & Co
London > Shopping > Clothing
6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Downing Street
Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
 
 
 
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Inn the Park - St James's Park
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St James's Park, St James's, London SW1A2BJ | 2 minutes from Downing Street
Inn the Park is the brainchild of famed restaurateur Oliver Peyton, his idea being to cook up quality alternatives to the soggy sandwiches and warm cola ... More
 
 
 
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Roux at Parliament Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Downing Street
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr of Le Gavroche fame has put his name to this Westminster restaurant. Roux at Parliament Square is lucky to be located in a ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Downing Street
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from Downing Street
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Downing Street
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 17 minutes from Downing Street
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Downing Street
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Downing Street
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Downing Street
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Downing Street.
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Downing Street
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Downing Street
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Downing Street
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Downing Street
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Downing Street
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Downing Street
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Downing Street.
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Downing Street
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
London > Business > Venue Hire
King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Downing Street
... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Downing Street
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 
 

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Equus
Theatre | Until 7th September 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 4 minutes walk from Downing Street

A West End transfer for the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production of Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller, ...More

Dark Sublime
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 4 minutes walk from Downing Street

Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation makes her West End debut in the world premiere staging of Michael ...More

Aviation Paintings Of The Year 2019
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2019 

Mall Galleries 5 minutes walk from Downing Street

The Guild of Aviation Artists Open Annual Exhibition has over 400 works of aviation art on display, using a range ...More

I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 5 minutes walk from Downing Street

A major exhibition combining performances, screenings and talks, dedicated to the American writer....More

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled 2019 (The Form Of The Flower Is Unknown To The Seed)
Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2020 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 5 minutes walk from Downing Street

A sake bar with communal seating and tables containing artworks and special lighting challenges the traditional exhibition format in favour ...More

Moon Festival
Moon Festival
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2019 

Various Venues London 5 minutes walk from Downing Street

In the year of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and in the same month as The Moon ...More

 
National Park City Festival
National Park City Festival
Entertainment | Until 28th July 2019 

Various Venues London 5 minutes walk from Downing Street

Taking steps towards making London the world's first National Park City, The Mayor of London has launched the brand-new National ...More

 
The Guinea Pig Club
Comedy | Until 23rd July 2019 

Tattershall Castle 6 minutes walk from Downing Street

New material from top acts on the circuit and rising stars....More

Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 7 minutes walk from Downing Street

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 7 minutes walk from Downing Street

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 

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Australia meets South America at this formal restaurant which combines a milk-bar cafe, bakery, riverside garden, gin distillery and tap room in Greenwich....More

Al Murphy: False Advertising
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The Book Club

The Book Club in Shoreditch will transform into a giant billboard this September thanks to Al Murphy's new exhibition, False Advertising. Decorating the quirky venue with his playful ...More

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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