Westminster is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames. The current City of Westminster was created in 1965 but prior to that it was the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster and had city status.
Westminster has more than 11,000 listed buildings of architectural and historic interest. It is home to Westminster Abbey (Anglican) and Westminster Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and of course the home of our Prime Minister at 10 Downing St.
Some of the more-renowned museums of art can be found in Westminster. The National Gallery has a superb collection of Old Masters paintings, and Tate Britain, built in 1893–97 on the Thames near Vauxhall Bridge has large holdings of British paintings and sculpture.
The earliest surviving blue plaque in the UK is in King Street, St James’s Westminster. Erected in 1867 it commemorates Napoleon III.
Britain’s oldest Garden laid out in the 10th Century is College Garden in Westminster. Part of it was originally for growing medicinal herbs.
Eccleston Square Hotel is Located near some of the best places in London. Whether you want to shop til’ you drop or see one of the amazing West End shows, there’s something for everyone.
On the map and listed below are just some of the places that we recommend nearby.