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7 May 2010

Hang around outside Downing Street

Apologies for two politics posts in a row, but your author wrote this on Wednesday, and he knew then that whatever happened on Thursday night and today, there will probably be some goings on in Downing Street today. Whether that is the triumphant return of a man who lived there last week, or someone new arriving, and possibly going to see the Queen, you can certainly be assured that it will be an interesting time, though the chances of the situation pictured below occurring are very slim.

Number 10 Downing Street has been the official residence of the Prime Minister for over 200 years, and is just off Whitehall. Though you can no longer walk down the street, you can still peer in from the Whitehall end and also just about see it through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing on the site of a former mansion called Hampden House.

Today, it will be a media scrum and will be the centre of a British political scene which has spent the last month knocking on doors. If you're walking by, just take a glance down the street as you might see something interesting. For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downing_Street

1 comment:

  1. you should be there, I mean, you are the best candidate!