12 Downing Street

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Downing Street looking west. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is on the left. The three adjoining houses 11–9 Downing St. are of dark brick, but 11 has the white-painted ground floor. 12 Downing Street is the later built red brick building perpendicular to the other three. The building on the right is the Barry wing of the Cabinet Office, which has its main frontage to Whitehall.

12 Downing Street is one of the buildings situated on Downing Street in the City of Westminster in London, England.

Under the current government, the building is being used to house the Prime Minister's Press Office, Strategic Communications Unit and Research and Information Unit. The Chief Whip has his offices in 9 Downing Street.

Other residences in Downing Street are 10 Downing Street, official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury (a position that has been held by the Prime Minister since the early 20th century), and 11 Downing Street, official residence of the Second Lord of the Treasury who in recent years has also held the title of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Coordinates: 51°30′12.2″N 0°07′41.1″W / 51.503389°N 0.128083°W / 51.503389; -0.128083