Ten Downing Street is the British Prime Minister’s residence. In addition to the Prime Minister’s residence, various ministries of the British government are gathered around Downing Street. The Prime Minister’s residence is not open to the public and can only be visited on both sides of Downing Street through iron railings, guarded by guards and iron railed gates. , You can watch the changing of the guard ceremony here at around 11 noon. If you just pass by, don’t miss it.
History of 10 Downing Street - 10 Downing Street, the locale of British prime ministers since 1735, vies with ... of the most important and valuable in London – and the natural home of power.George Downing gave his name to the most famous street in the world. It is unfortunate that he was such an unpleasant man. Able as a diplomat and a government administrator, he was miserly and at times brutal.However, George Downing was responsible for the street, its name and the building we know today. A former diplomat at The Hague serving the Commonwealth, he changed allegiance with finesse. He traded enough secrets to gain a royal pardon in March 1660 and, by the Restoration in May 1660, to be rewarded with a knighthood.
10 Downing Street is the official residence and the office of the British Prime Minister.
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Unless you've been invited by the administration of the serving Prime Minister, the closest you'll get to Downing Street are the steel railings at the Whitehall end of the street. The serving Chancellor of the Exchequer occupies the building next door at number 11.