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Famous Whitehall Dates
Birthplace of:
Herbert Gladstone
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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June
Royal Marines Band
Trooping the Colour

November
Remembrance Day Service & Parade
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Whitehall is the home of UK Government. This long road runs between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square in two continuous parts - Whitehall and Parliament Street - and it's filled with Government offices and military buildings. The Cabinet Office, the Foreign Office, HM Treasury and the Ministry of Defence are located here, along with departmental offices. Downing Street, where the Prime Minister lives, runs off Whitehall to the west, although sightseers are banned from the road except by appointment. However, visitors are welcome to tour Banqueting House, which is all that remains of the Palace of Whitehall, a former royal residence and the scene of Charles 1's execution. Standing on part of the old palace grounds is the Horse Guards building, where a Changing of the Guard ceremony is performed every morning. A short walk leads to The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, while the nation's war dead are honoured on Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph, in the centre of Whitehall, near the National Monument to the Women of World War II. Various statues pay tribute to military leaders. Close to the old Admiralty buildings, the former Whitehall Theatre has reopened as two performance venues called The Trafalgar Studios.

Association

Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry
British Nuclear Industry Forum
Management Consultancies Association

Attraction

Banqueting House
Horse Guards Parade
Household Cavalry Museum

Theatre

Whitehall Theatre

Shops

Rymans

Places to Stay near Whitehall

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Thistle Royal Horseguards (0.10 miles)

Thistle Royal Horseguards

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This landmark hotel takes centre stage in an area of London renowned for its glorious pageantry. Located in a quiet area of Whitehall, on the banks of the River Thames, opposite ... More

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Northumberland House (0.15 miles)

Northumberland House

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Located in the heart of London just off the south side of Trafalgar Square. Northumberland House is a magnificent Grade II listed building, and is a short step away from ... More

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Citadines Apartments Trafalgar Square (0.17 miles)

Citadines Apartments Trafalgar Square

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A splendid classic building, very close to the Thames and Trafalgar Square, home of Nelson's Column. Your apart'hotel contains 187 fully equipped, air conditioned flats. Citadine Trafalgar Square is just one ... More

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Charing Cross - A Guoman Hotel (0.24 miles)

Charing Cross - A Guoman Hotel

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This hotel is officially London's most central. After its multi-million pound refurbishment, every modern convenience is set against magnificent Victorian. Thistle Charing Cross is a protected historic building, convenient for both ... More

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Charlotte Street Hotel (0.29 miles)

Charlotte Street Hotel

Scenes of modern urban life are reflected in the vibrant streetscape in London's media neighbourhood just north of Soho. The area brims with bars, restaurants and shops and the theatre district is a short walk.

The ... More | visit website

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Haymarket Hotel (0.33 miles)

Haymarket Hotel
Country‑house charm meets London sophistication at this centrally located boutique hotel right on Piccadilly Circus. Kit Kemp's quirkily colourful interiors, an eye-popping indoor pool-cum-bar and a made-for-peoplewatching restaurant make the Haymarket Hotel a lavish and ... More | visit website
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St Martins Lane (0.37 miles)

St Martins Lane
With stunning, innovative design within Covent Garden, St Martin’s Lane boasts spacious, chic rooms with designer furniture and London views. Guests can exercise in the largest hotel gym in Europe. The unique, designer rooms feature striking ... More | visit website
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The Savoy (0.40 miles)

The Savoy

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The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history.

The Savoy’s reopening will ... More

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Premier Inn London County Hall (0.43 miles)

Premier Inn London County Hall

Popular large hotel in the historic County Hall building. Fantastic Location. Located on the South Bank of the River Thames next to the BA London Eye.
The Premier Travel Inn County Hall boasts 313 bedrooms, a ... More | visit website

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall (0.43 miles)

London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Centrally located on London's South Bank, the luxury 5 * London Marriott Hotel, County Hall is traditionally elegant. Breathtaking views overlooking Big Ben & the River Thames await you & the hotel amenities and first-class ... More | visit website

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Statute of Marlborough - 1267, Caxton Prints 1st Book in England - 1477, Table Tennis 1st played - 1889, Battle of the Somme Ends - 1916, Walton Sextuplets Born - 1983, Kings Cross Fire - 1987, Beirut Hostage Terry Waite Released - 1991
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