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Map of London Downing Street tube station

Downing Street is a rather unimpressive little side street off Whitehall. It used to be even less impressive, and you could actually walk along it, until Margaret Thatcher, fearful of terrorist actions, had huge iron gates added to keep the proletariat out.

Number 10 Downing Street is the official residence of the Prime Minister, and it is here that much of the inner circle of the Cabinet meet to decide teh fate of those staring through the gates outside.

Number 11 Downing Street is the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, though usually it isn't quite so much in the news as it's neighbour, except on budget day when the Chancellor emerges carryng the traditional battered red attache case containing the bad news.

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