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Royal Parks of London - 10 Downing Street, 11 Downing Street, 12 Downing Street, Brompton Cemetery, Bushy Park, Greenwich Park, Green Park, Gr (Paperback) Loot Price: R310
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Royal Parks of London - 10 Downing Street, 11 Downing Street, 12 Downing Street, Brompton Cemetery, Bushy Park, Greenwich Park,...
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Royal Parks of London - 10 Downing Street, 11 Downing Street, 12 Downing Street, Brompton Cemetery, Bushy Park, Greenwich Park, Green Park, Gr (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: 10 Downing Street, 11 Downing Street, 12 Downing Street, Brompton Cemetery, Bushy Park, Greenwich Park, Green Park, Grosvenor Square, Hyde Park, London, Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park, Richmond Park, Royal Parks Constabulary, Royal Parks Foundation, Royal Parks Operational Command Unit, St. James's Park, The Royal Parks, Victoria Tower Gardens. Excerpt: 10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as "Number 10," is the headquarters of Her Majesty's Government and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, an office now invariably held by the Prime Minister. Situated in Downing Street in the City of Westminster, London, Number 10 is one of the most famous addresses in the world. Over three hundred years old, the building contains about one hundred rooms. There is a private residence on the third floor and a kitchen in the basement. The other floors contain offices and numerous conference, reception, sitting and dining rooms where the Prime Minister works, and where government ministers, national leaders and foreign dignitaries are met and entertained. There is an interior courtyard and, in the back, a terrace overlooking a garden of 0.5 acres (2,000 m). Adjacent to St. James's Park, Number 10 is near to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the British monarch, and the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place of both houses of parliament. Originally three houses, Number 10 was offered to Sir Robert Walpole by George II in 1732. Walpole accepted on the condition that they be a gift to the office of First Lord of the Treasury rather than to him personally. Walpole commissioned William Kent to join the three houses together. It is this larger house that is known today as "Number 10 Downing Street." The arrangement was not an immediate success. Despite its size and convenient location near to Parliament, few early Prime Ministers lived there. Costly to maintain, neglected, and run-down, Number 10 was close to being razed several times. Nevertheless, the property survived and became linked with many statesmen and events in British history. In 1985 Margaret Thatcher said Number 10 had become "one of the most precious jewels in the national heritage." Number 10 Downing Street was originally three houses: a mansion overlooking St. James's Park (called "the House at the

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 516
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-13103-9
Barcode: 9781156131039
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LSN: 1-156-13103-0

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