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Map of London Whitehall tube station

Whitehall is the wide ceremonial avenue leading from Parliament Square the half a mile to Trafalgar Square.

It is lined on both sides with Government offices, includng the Treasury, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Home Offices, and about half way along, Banqueting House where Charles I was beheaded in 1649. Towards it's southern end, the Cenotaph stands in the centre of the road - a memorial to fallen soldiers of two world wars and often steeped in wreaths.

Leading off Whitehall is Downing Street, where the Prime Minister's official residence is sited. On the west side of Whitehall, about half way along, is Horseguards. Standing outside in all weathers are two mounted soldiers replendant in their traditional dress.

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