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Unbuilt London: Demolish Downing Street
Unbuilt London: Demolish Downing Street

Unbuilt London: Demolish Downing Street

Not an anti-government protest slogan, but plans from 1854 to demolish most of the western side of Whitehall and replace it with a grand monolithic building.

Dec
02
2020
The fake 10 Downing Street door you can pose in front of
The fake 10 Downing Street door you can pose in front of

The fake 10 Downing Street door you can pose in front of

Unless you are invited, it's very difficult to have a photo on the steps of 10 Downing Street, but just up the road is a doorway that bears an uncanny resemblance to it.

Aug
25
2020
Enter a ballot to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden
Enter a ballot to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

Enter a ballot to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

As part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public – the one behind 10 Downing Street.

Feb
26
2020
30th anniversary of the 10 Downing Street gates
30th anniversary of the 10 Downing Street gates

30th anniversary of the 10 Downing Street gates

It's exactly 30 years ago that general public access to Downing Street was barred, as permission was given to build the ornate protective gates that now guard the home of the Prime Minister.

Oct
04
2019
Book review: No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street
Book review: No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street

Book review: No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street

In a week that will be rich in political plotting, a timely book looks at how the physical design of 10 Downing Street can affect politics.

Sep
02
2019
Your chance visit the private gardens at 10 Downing Street
Your chance visit the private gardens at 10 Downing Street

Your chance visit the private gardens at 10 Downing Street

The annual Open Garden Squares weekend, a chance to to inside lots of private gardens is also offering a chance to go inside the garden of 10 Downing Street.

Mar
14
2018
A chance to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden
A chance to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

A chance to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

As part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public – the one behind 10 Downing Street.

Feb
23
2014
Fancy a look around 10 Downing Street’s back garden?
Fancy a look around 10 Downing Street’s back garden?

Fancy a look around 10 Downing Street’s back garden?

As part of the annual Open Garden's Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public - the one behind 10 Downing Street.

Feb
25
2013
Tours of 10 Downing Street
Tours of 10 Downing Street

Tours of 10 Downing Street

As politicians traipse into 10 Downing Street to learn what second jobs they will get in addition to being an MP, I decided to brag dig out this photo of the time I once also passed through those hallowed doors.

May
12
2010
V for Vendetta – Live in Westminster
V for Vendetta – Live in Westminster

V for Vendetta – Live in Westminster

If you had been in Westminster today, you might have seen a group of distinctive looking people striding purposefully down Whitehall to Downing Street. Today, on the 5th November, is the day that political blogger, the Old Holborn takes a

Nov
05
2009
The British flag flying on the moon
The British flag flying on the moon

The British flag flying on the moon

Over the weekend, over on another private website the old chestnut of the fake moon landings was raised, and sensibly put in the bin where it belongs. As part of the discussion, I mentioned one of the things I learnt

Mar
03
2008