The Westminster London area is probably best known for Buckingham Palace and of course the Houses of Parliament.
But the area is also home to many other great visitor attractions and of course is packed with history. It's a great place to visit and Is probably the most must see area for any visitor.
This page will highlight the museums in the area and other must see places of interest to see. Plus the best places to eat, play and rest so that you don't have to waste any of your precious time finding them for yourself. Enjoy
Museums in the area
Buckingham Palace - The Mall
This is the Queen's official London residence. Nineteen of the state rooms and the gardens are open to visitors between July and 1 October. These dates may change due to official events.
You need to book in advance as tickets are limited.
Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £16.50
Under 17 £10.25, Under 5 Free, Family tickets are available
This is a free open square at the bottom of the Mall. At it's center is Nelson's Column.
The square is also home to fountains and large statues such as the four lions which sit at the foot of the column.
The National Art Gallery is also situated in the square.
Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
Home of the British Government this imposing building by the side of the river Thames is a symbol of London and recognized the world over.
The clock known as Big Ben (Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside the clock) is also a part of the building and although currently not open to the public, it is still a must see for any visitor to London.
Adults £16.00 ( Conc. £13.00)
Children (11 - 18 years) £6
Group charges available
020 7222 5152.
Usually open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. However the times of opening varies and you should telephone before you visit to check times
Home of the British prime Minister. The street is closed at one end to the public but views of the street and Number 10 are visible.
Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road,
Currently showing Wicked
Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria St, SW1E 5EA
Currently showing Billy Elliot
Tate Britain - Millbank,SW1P 4RG, 020 7887 8888
This is one of my favourite art galleries in London. It is free to enter and the collection consists of British art from the 16th century to the present day.
St James Park
A beautiful park in the Westminster London area. It is the oldest of the Royal Parks in London.
The park lies between The Mall and Birdcage walk and is a great place to relax after taking in the nearby Buckingham Palace and museums.
The Mall Galleries - The Mall, SW1Y, 020 7930 6844
Open Daily between 10am – 5pm during exhibitions.
Most of exhibitions are free. Others cost £2.50 (conc. £1.50)
There are as always many small takeaway venues in the area and fast food restaurants. But if you want something a little more special then the following are well worth a visit.
The Cinnamon Club - The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU - 020 7222 2555 ££££
Award winning Indian Restaurant
Millbanks Spice -34-38 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 2RY
020 7630 1444 - Indian Restaurant
Inn The Park - St James Park
020 7930 1793
Boyds Brasserie - 8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5BY
020 7808 3344 ££
The Westminster London area is not really a major shopping area. You will find shops along some of the main high roads, especially round the Victoria area.
76-98 Victoria Street, SW1E 5JD, 020 7963 4000
A brand new shopping mall area with leading brands and many places to eat.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
2 Whitehall Court
"Excellent Service, Excellent Location, Excellent Stay"
Luxury in the heart of Westminster
Double Tree by Hilton
30 John Islip Street,
Doing what the Hilton group do best.
Grange Rochester Hotel
69 Vincent Square
"Great value for money, friendly and comfortable."
These are the tube stations in the Westminster London area.
Circle, district and Victoria Lines
St James's Park Station
Circle and District Lines
Circle, District and jubilee Lines
Charing Cross Station
Bakerloo and Northern Lines
Green Park Station
Piccadilly, Victoria and jubilee lines
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