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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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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  30% 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 £115  36% 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
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  21% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 5 minutes from Downing Street
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Downing Street
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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
 
 
 
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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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Good
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Downing Street, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Downing Street
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
 
 
 
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The Guinea Pig Club
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 20th and Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 7.30pm and 9pm
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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Ongoing
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th March 2020 to 26th March 2022
Downing Street, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Downing Street
London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. This is no end-of-the-pier display. ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Pubs near Downing Street

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
 
 
 
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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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Downing Street clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
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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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Good
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Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 6 minutes walk from Downing Street

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

 
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 6 minutes walk from Downing Street

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 7 minutes walk from Downing Street

This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes ...More

Sin
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

National Gallery 7 minutes walk from Downing Street

A group exhibition exploring complex theological ideas and depictions of sinful everyday behaviour including works across the centuries by Bruegel, ...More

Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2021 

National Gallery 7 minutes walk from Downing Street

All six works in the series of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', commissioned ...More

Nightingale In 200 Objects: Leader, Icon And Pioneer
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2021 

Florence Nightingale Museum 9 minutes walk from Downing Street

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Among The Trees
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

Southbank Centre 9 minutes walk from Downing Street

Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with ...More

Dante's In-Furlough
Theatre | Until 30th December 2020 

The Vaults 10 minutes walk from Downing Street

Navigate the seven circles of Hell to attend The Devil's wedding in an interactive, socially distanced show inspired by Shel ...More

Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 10 minutes walk from Downing Street

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 10 minutes walk from Downing Street

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
 
 
 
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