The address is adjacent to the more famous 10 Downing Street, official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, who since the early years of the 20th century has always been the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Many internal refurbishments over the years have obscured the buildings to the point that they can appear to be one single complex.
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11DowningStreet (commonly known as Number 11), is the official residence of the Second Lord of the Treasury in Britain, who in modern times has always been the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The address is adjacent to the more famous 10 DowningStreet, official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, who since the early years of the 20th century has always been the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
To the right of number 11, 12 DowningStreet is the official residence of the Chief Whip.
The most famous address in DowningStreet is 10 DowningStreet, the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury—and thus, in modern times, the residence of the Prime Minister, since the two roles have been filled by the same person.
As a result of this "DowningStreet" or "Number 10" is often used as short-hand for the Prime Minister or their office, whilst "Number 11" is likewise a term for the Chancellor of the Exchequer or their office.
DowningStreet is located in Whitehall in central London, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament and on the edge of the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
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