Passepartout remembered it becoming the responsibility of the separate Department for International Development. I tripped over a Government timeline to show the departments responsible for Foreign Affairs from 1945. The weather improved as we approached Parliament Square."Did you say this was offices and storage since the Second World War? It was clearly removed in 1940 and placed in its present position in nearby Victoria Tower Gardens in 1957.Setting out from Reform Club, we headed for 11 Downing Street.To the best of my knowledge, this was Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice in 1806. It was clearly built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing (1632-1689).Passepartout held a magnifying glass up to the Prime Minister's Press Office.It was within convenient distance of St. James's Park.It looked as if it was appointed as Chancellor by Prime Minister David Cameron on . My guidebook claimed it was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing.Passepartout remarked that it didn't become the Chancellor's official residence until 1828. "Did you say this was the Prime Minister's press office? Passepartout commented that it didn't become "10" until 1787.
We joined some tourists who were admiring the official residence at Number 12.It was hard to believe it was ever a metonym for the Government of the United Kingdom.