10 Downing Street is situated in the City of Westminster in London, it is the home and headquarters of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
10 Downing Street was built in the years between 1682-1684 and has had multiple refurbishments since. The building has over 100 rooms with different areas of the building serving different purposes. The building has a floor for a private residence, floors for offices and also meeting rooms used by the Prime Minister. The building has a large green garden area behind it, with overlooking courtyards and terraces. The Prime Minister makes public addresses from outside 10 Downing Street.
Situated in the City of Westminster, 10 Downing Street is in close proximity to other Parliamentary sights such as the Palace of Westminster. The street is within walking distance from ‘Westminster’ tube station.
Opening Times and Admission
The whole of Downing Street is gated and protected by the Police, only those with relevant authority can enter the street. There are no tours available of 10 Downing Street but if you want to see the sight you can look at the famous black door through the gates of the street.