City of Westminster

London
Admiralty Arch featuring heritage architecture

Once separate from London, this fascinating borough features many of the city’s most important buildings and famous sights, as well as galleries and parks.

Travel to the north bank of the River Thames to visit the City of Westminster. This is one of London’s most important neighborhoods, first declared a borough in 1965. Today, it is fringed by Chelsea and Kensington to the west and the City of London to the east.

The City of Westminster has countless attractions. Visit the 1,100-year-old Westminster Abbey to learn more about the area’s history. This church has witnessed centuries of royal weddings, coronations and burials. The neighboring Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are also great spots to learn about the city’s rich history. No trip to the area is complete without watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

For a lesson in art history, tour the National Gallery, which showcases an extensive collection of paintings by Old Masters. Put Tate Britain on your itinerary to ensure that you don’t miss its impressive collection of British and international art.

Relax with a stroll around St James’s Park and admire its picturesque lake with two islands. While in the area, visit St James’s Palace, which served as the residence of England’s royalty for roughly 300 years.

Perhaps London’s most iconic attraction, Piccadilly Circus is a busy intersection that connects Regent Street, Coventry Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly. A popular meeting point, Piccadilly Circus’ marker is the 1883 statue of Anteros sitting atop the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain.

Take a short walk to arrive at the 300-year-old Covent Garden, another well-known London landmark. This square, which once hosted the city’s main fruit, vegetable and flower market, is home to the Royal Opera House, Britain’s oldest national opera and ballet companies.

The City of Westminster is actually a borough encompassing most of the center of Greater London. Be sure to see the iconic attractions here.


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Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is $99 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye, and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,392 reviews)

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

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Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is $116 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (872 reviews)
"Very nice hotel, friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is $123 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from Jermyn Street and Piccadilly Theatre. National Gallery and Oxford Street are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (222 reviews)
"Stayed overnight for a business trip. Perfect location and price is fair. The cocoon rooms are beautiful and had everything I needed for a one night stay. A heads up for anyone who is booking, to find it strange on the corner of five guys burgers restaurant and you will see a small plaque. Walk through ..."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Zedwell Piccadilly
Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn
Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn
4 out of 5
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $177 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of London School of Economics and Political Science, Aldwych Theatre, and Royal Opera House. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (895 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Club Quarters Hotel Covent Garden Holborn
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is $184 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus, and London Dungeon. Big Ben and ...
4/5Very Good! (2,980 reviews)
"Exceptional service"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

The Strand Palace Hotel
The Resident Victoria
The Resident Victoria
4 out of 5
10 Palace Place, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $145 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre, Buckingham Palace, and Apollo Victoria Theatre. St. James Park ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (966 reviews)
"Wonderful staff - and location."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

The Resident Victoria
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