5 Facts About 10 Downing Street

  • It is the reidence of the First Lord of the Treasury an office now held by the Prime Minister oo the United Kingdom
  • It is almost three hundred years old and contains about one hundred rooms
  • It was originally three houses and in 1732 King George II offered them as a gift to the office of First Lord of the Treasury
  • William Kent was commissioned to join the three houses together and it is this larger house that is known today as Number 10 Downing Street
  • In 1985 the building celebrated it's 250th birtday
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