Whitehall is a road in Westminster in London, England. It is the main street running north from Parliament Square, towards traditional Charing Cross, now at the southern end of Trafalgar Square and marked by the statue of Charles I, which is often regarded as the heart of London.
The name "Whitehall" is often used for governmental administration and as a geographic name for the district around it.
Whitehall was originally a wide road that ran up to the front of the palace. Trafalgar Square was built at its northern end in the early 19th century. The southernmost part by Parliament Square is named Parliament Street, but there is no longer any obvious difference between the two on the ground. Combined, the streets cover a total distance of about 0.6 mile (1 km).
Government buildings in Whitehall[change | change source]
- 10 Downing Street
- The Cabinet Office
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- The Ministry of Defence
- The Treasury
- Department of Health
- Department of Work and Pensions
Bibliography[change | change source]
- George S Dugdale 1950. Whitehall through the centuries, with black and white reproductions and plans. A foreword by Sir Edward Bridges. Phoenix House, London.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Aerial photo and map
- Whitehall in 1669, showing the Banqueting House and Holbein Gateway Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
- History of the Whitehall Theatre built on Whitehall in 1930 Archived 2017-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
Gallery[change | change source]
A London cab zooms between two monuments on Whitehall, between Horse Guards and 10 Downing Street