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Number Ten

            The official residence of British Prime Ministers is number 10 Downing Street.  It is in a side-street off Whitehall, near the Houses of Parliament.

            It was built by Sir George Downing in 1680, and in 1738 George II offered it to Sir Robert Walpole, who was Britain's first Prime Minister.  The house can only be opened from the inside, no matter how a person ransack it.  But of course, there is always a guard on standby.

            Next door, at number 11, lives the chancellor of Exchequer.

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