10 Downing Street
A peek behind the most famous door in the world 10 Downing Street. The original door was made of black oak and can be seen in the Churchill Museum, the door is now bomb-proof and made of metal. There is no point in ringing the brass door bell because it does not work – the lions head knocker can be used but never is as the door is monitored from the inside and opens as you approach.
It is always slightly thrilling walking through this door and into the Entrance Hall where countless famous people have entered over the years. The building is a lot bigger than you might expect and exquisitely decorated as you would expect. Countless paintings adorn the walls including portraits of all previous Prime Minster’s back to Sir Robert Walpole in 1721.
I was shown to the White Drawing Room where I photographed the Prime Minister greeting the Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg ahead of this weeks Nordic Baltic Summit. I then photographed them both in The Study as they signed a bilateral and partnership agreement.
I was later to photograph outside 10 Downing Street David Cameron together with the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – it is not every day you get to photograph 9 Prime Ministers.
A virtual tour of 10 Downing Street.