2 Facts About Whitehall

1. The name "Whitehall" is used as a metonym to refer to that part of the civil service which is involved in the government of the United Kingdom.

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2. The name Whitehall was originally only used for the section of road between Charing Cross and Holbein Gate; beyond this it was known as The Street as far as King Street Gate, then King Street thereafter.

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