Whitehall is a main thoroughfare in London running south from the southern end of Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square. It is named for the Palace of Whitehall that stood in the area until the end of the 17th century and was originally a wide road that led to the front of the palace. The famous Trafalgar Square was built at the northern end of Whitehall in the early 19th century. Whitehall is lined with government buildings, including the Old War Office, the Admiralty Buildings, the Horse Guards, the Ministry of Defense and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Whitehall is also known for its memorial statues and monuments, most notably the national war memorial known as the Cenotaph. In 2005, the National Monument to the Women of World War II was erected just north of the Cenotaph. Other monuments to keep an eye out for along Whitehall are those of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge; Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire; Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim; Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke; and Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.
Whitehall runs through the City of Westminster in London. The closest Underground stations are Charing Cross near Trafalgar Square and Westminster near Parliament Square.