Historical Building sights in London
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This has been the official office of British leaders since 1732, when George II presented No 10 to Robert Walpole and, since refurbishment in 1902, it’s also been the Prime Minister’s official London residence. As Margaret Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, famously put it, the PM ‘lives above the shop’ here.
But, for such a famous address, No 10 is a small-looking building on a plain-looking street, hardly warranting comparison with the White House, for example. The street was cordoned off with a rather large iron gate during Margaret Thatcher’s time so you won’t see much.
Breaking with tradition when he came to power, Tony Blair and his family (he has four…
This gorgeous red-brick Tudor gatehouse located beside the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth leads to Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Although the palace is not usually open to the public, the gardens occasionally are; check with a tourist office for more details.