Whitehall

Whitehall

[hwahyt-hawl, wahyt-]
noun
1.
Also called Whitehall Palace. a former palace in central London, England, originally built in the reign of Henry III: execution of Charles I, 1649.
2.
the main thoroughfare in London, England, between Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament.
3.
the British government or its policies.
4.
a city in central Ohio, near Columbus.
5.
a city in W Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
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Whitehall (ˌwaɪtˈhɔːl)
 
n
1.  a street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament: site of the main government offices
2.  the British Government or its central administration

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whitehall

street and locality in the City of Westminster, London. The street runs between Charing Cross and the Houses of Parliament. The name Whitehall also applies to the cluster of short streets, squares, and governmental buildings adjoining the street. Whitehall has been the site of principal government offices since the establishment of Henry VIII's court at Whitehall Palace in the 1530s. The area's attractions include the Cenotaph war memorial, Downing Street (with the prime minister's residence), the Horse Guards Parade, Great Scotland Yard (the former home of the Metropolitan Police, now at New Scotland Yard), and the Banqueting House (1619-22), designed by Inigo Jones.

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