10 Downing Street in London is the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister.
Number 10 was originally three houses. In 1732 King George II offered them to Sir Robert Walpole, who accepted them as a gift to the office of Prime Minister. Walpole commissioned William Kent to join the three houses together.
I have carried out various colour and paint technical advice projects here. My company Papers and Paints has supplied much of the paint.
I have written on the significance of front door colours.
A short film clip from 1938 showing Government ministers arriving at No 10 Downing Street:
CABINET MEETING IN DOWNING STREET
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