10 Downing Street

William Kent

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10 Downing Street, SW1A 2AA
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Toilets
10 Downing Street has been the residence of British Prime Ministers since 1735. Behind its famous black door the most important decisions affecting Britain for the last 277 years have been taken.

Access

Saturday 22nd

group
  • Tour at 11.30am, 1.30pm (Max 24 per tour) by public ballot ONLY
This ballot is now closed.

Design

Original design
Sir Christopher Wren, 1684
Refurbishment
William Kent, 1735
Refurbishment
Kenton Couse, 1780
Extension
Sir John Soane, 1825
Restoration
Raymond Erith, 1963
Refurbishment
Quinlan Terry, 1980
Type
Government
Period
Georgian