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17th Mar '16 7:00:06 PM DarkPhoenix94
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If you see a tall clock tower (the one housing Big Ben), the next scene will be inside the Houses of Parliament. A huge building, with other office buildings attached, it has miles of corridors and is open for guided tours in the summer (other times you need an MP to arrange it). It's a Royal Palace--so no dying if you're common.

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If you see a tall clock tower (the one housing Big Ben), the next scene will be inside the Houses of Parliament.Parliament (though the building itself is technically known as the Palace of Westminster). A huge building, with other office buildings attached, it has miles of corridors and is open for guided tours in the summer (other times you need an MP to arrange it). It's a Royal Palace--so no dying if you're common.
5th Jan '16 10:38:24 PM wanderlustwarrior
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Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''Series/{{House of Cards|UK}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building. The name 'Whitehall' comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall_Palace Whitehall Palace]] which was home to the English monarchs (and, during the 1650s, the Lord Protectors) from the reign of King Henry VIII until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Now all that remains of the original palace is the banqueting house (outside of which Charles I was executed), and a wine cellar hidden away in the basement of the Ministry of Defence. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.

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Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse Pennsylvania Avenue [[note]] hosting TheWhiteHouse, Congress, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Executive Office Building, etc.[[/note]] is to the Americans on other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''Series/{{House of Cards|UK}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building. The name 'Whitehall' comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall_Palace Whitehall Palace]] which was home to the English monarchs (and, during the 1650s, the Lord Protectors) from the reign of King Henry VIII until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Now all that remains of the original palace is the banqueting house (outside of which Charles I was executed), and a wine cellar hidden away in the basement of the Ministry of Defence. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.
29th Mar '15 3:24:56 PM thatspoison
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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area -- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]

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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area -- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which Ministry of Justice--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]
19th Nov '14 1:09:31 PM margdean56
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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]

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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- area -- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]
19th Nov '14 1:08:51 PM margdean56
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Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''Series/{{House of Cards|UK}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.

The name 'Whitehall' comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall_Palace Whitehall Palace]] which was home to the English monarchs (and, during the 1650s, the Lord Protectors) from the reign of King Henry VIII until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Now all that remains of the original palace is the banqueting house (outside of which Charles I was executed), and a wine cellar hidden away in the basement of the Ministry of Defence.

to:

Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''Series/{{House of Cards|UK}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.

building. The name 'Whitehall' comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall_Palace Whitehall Palace]] which was home to the English monarchs (and, during the 1650s, the Lord Protectors) from the reign of King Henry VIII until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. Now all that remains of the original palace is the banqueting house (outside of which Charles I was executed), and a wine cellar hidden away in the basement of the Ministry of Defence.
Defence. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.
21st Oct '14 9:13:46 PM nombretomado
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Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''{{House of Cards}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.

to:

Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''{{House ''Series/{{House of Cards}}''.Cards|UK}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.
26th Jul '14 6:32:06 PM karstovich2
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If you see a tall clock tower (the one housing Big Ben), the next scene will be inside the Houses of Parliament. A huge building, with other office buildings attached, it has miles of corridors and is open for guided tours in the summer (other times you need an MP to arrange it). It's a Royal Palace- so no dying if you're common.

If you see a building with a black door bearing the number '10' on it and a uniformed police officer standing guard outside, then what happens next will be occurring in Number 10, Downing Street, the official residence and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although it looks like a relatively modest townhouse from the outside, inside it is a really very large network of offices, meeting rooms and the Prime Minister's private quarters. There is actually no keyhole at all and the door only opens from the inside.

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If you see a tall clock tower (the one housing Big Ben), the next scene will be inside the Houses of Parliament. A huge building, with other office buildings attached, it has miles of corridors and is open for guided tours in the summer (other times you need an MP to arrange it). It's a Royal Palace- so Palace--so no dying if you're common.

If you see a building with a black door bearing the number '10' on it and a uniformed police officer standing guard outside, then what happens next will be occurring in Number 10, Downing Street, the official residence and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although it looks like a relatively modest townhouse from the outside, inside it is a [[BiggerOnTheInside really very large network of offices, meeting rooms and the Prime Minister's private quarters.quarters]]. There is actually no keyhole at all and the door only opens from the inside.
20th Mar '14 11:11:48 AM erforce
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{{Whitehall}} is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''{{House of Cards}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.

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{{Whitehall}} Whitehall is to the [[BritishTellyTropes British]] what TheWhiteHouse is to the other side of ThePond - a common setting for a GovernmentProcedural, like ''YesMinister'' and ''{{House of Cards}}''. Note that Whitehall is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall a street]], not a building; it was, however, named for the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence for English (later British) monarchs from 1530 until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitehall_sketch_map.png this map]] of the major government offices in the neighbourhood.



It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s JamesBond movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]

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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.[[/note]]
28th Jul '13 3:14:40 PM DriftingSkies
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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s JamesBond movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[hottip:*:Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.]]

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It should be noted that not all the government buildings are in that specific area- you have some departments in Victoria and the headquarters of SIS (aka [=MI6=]), that funky-looking building you see in the 1990s JamesBond movies, is in Vauxhall, south of the Thames river. However, most of the particularly important departments -- such as the Treasury, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office -- can be found in Whitehall.[[hottip:*:Incidentally, [[note]]Incidentally, three of these correspond to Great Offices of State (aka The Four Most Important People In Britain--at least in theory: the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary). The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is of course headed up by the Foreign Secretary, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is without question the minister responsible for HM Treasury. While the Prime Minister of course resides in Downing Street, he receives many of his (or her) privileges and power from the Treasury, and the PM's Civil Service staff comes from the Cabinet Office. The Home Office is situated in Marsham Street, not terribly far away. The Ministry of Defense ([=MoD=]) is traditionally considered just one step down from the Four Great Offices. On the other hand, given its descent from the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Justice Ministry--which occupies the Home Office's old, Brutalist premises in Queen Anne's Gate/Petty France--is at about the same level as the [=MoD=], prestigewise.]]
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