PICTURES: Inside Number 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street, the home and office of the British prime minister, located in Whitehall in central London.

PICTURES: Inside Number 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street has been used as a home for British prime ministers since 1735, when King George II gave the house to then-Prime Minister Robert Walpole. The building’s black front door is well-known, but few have had a look behind the iconic brick facade.

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the-black-and-white-chequerboard-floor-was-added-during-lord-norths-time-who-was-prime-minister-from-1770-1782

the-entrance-hall-leads-to-the-main-staircase-one-of-the-most-impressive-features-of-the-building

the-walls-are-lined-with-portraits-of-past-prime-ministers-with-the-most-recent-incumbents-at-the-top-of-the-staircase-theres-winston-churchill-on-the-bottom-left

the-cabinet-room-located-upstairs-is-separated-from-the-rest-of-the-house-by-soundproof-doors-the-cabinet-meets-weekly-traditionally-every-thursday-morning

a-copy-of-a-portrait-of-sir-robert-walpole-by-jean-baptiste-van-loo-hangs-over-the-fireplace

the-pillard-rooms-opens-up-into-the-terracotta-room

the-white-drawing-room-was-used-by-prime-ministers-for-private-use-until-the-1940s-now-its-often-used-as-a-meeting-room-for-downing-street-staff

on-the-wall-are-works-by-works-by-j-m-w-turner-an-english-romanticist-landscape-painter-in-the-19th-century

getting-hungry-lets-move-onto-the-small-dining-room-or-breakfast-room-where-a-mahogany-table-seats-8

double-doors-take-us-from-the-small-dining-room-to-the-larger-state-dining-room-which-is-built-over-the-original-vaulted-stone-kitchen

this-room-is-used-to-host-the-the-prime-ministers-press-conferences

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