Welcome to the 10 Downing Street tour – your chance to take a look behind the most famous front door in the world.
The Cabinet is the committee at the centre of the British political system and is the supreme decision-making body in government. Every Tuesday during Parliament, Secretaries of State from all departments and some other ministers meet in the Cabinet room in Downing Street to discuss the big issues of the day.
History of the Building
Behind the quiet façade of this famous black door lie many secrets. Number 10 has been the setting for violent riots, passionate protest and surprising activities. It has been the nerve centre of the British Government through two World Wars.
Prime Ministers in History
To the present day 52 men and one woman have passed through the doors of Number 10 Downing Street as British Prime Minister. During this time an extraordinary range of characters have been handed the keys to one of the most famous front doors in the world.