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Westminster London Westminster

Westminster London Westminster is about 1 mile from Charing Cross, Westminster, generally accepted as the place for measuring the distance to and from London. It is an area within the City of Westminster and the location of the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament. If you are flying to/from London, Stanstead airport is about 33 miles from Westminster, London Heathrow airport is about 17 miles, London Gatwick airport is about 30 miles and London city airport is about 8 miles. Your nearest mainline rail link to Westminster is Victoria station and it is about 1/2 mile from Victoria Coach station. If you intend to travel on the London Tube/Underground, please use the

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RAILWAY / TUBE STATIONS around Westminster :-

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  • St. James Park Station, Petty France, London, SW1H 0QW. Circle / District line.
  • Pimlico Station, 2 Bessborough Street, LONDONS, SW1V 2PU. Victoria line.
  • Victoria Station, Victoria Arcade, LONDON, SW1E 5ND. Circle / District / Victoria line.
  • Westminster Station, Bridge Street, LONDON, SW1A 2JR. Circle / District / Jubilee line.
  • London Victoria, Victoria Street, London, Greater London, SW1V 1JU.
  • Charing Cross, The Strand, London, Greater London, WC2N 5HF.


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Attractions Thames RIB Experience, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU. James Bond & Sightseeing Speed Boat Experience in Central London on the River Thames. RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are usually used by the Special Forces of the World and other Police Agencies, they are a formidable sight on The Thames. These boats are designed to be used in extreme conditions and therefore are extremely robust, stable and safe! We are located on Embankment Pier in Central London directly opposite Embankment Station. Customers should report to the booking kiosk on the pier, 15 minutes before their booking time where you will be greeted by our friendly and efficient shore based staff who will provide you with a life jacket each and wet weather clothing if required. www.thamesribexperience.com

Speed Boat Experience

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Attractions Blewcoat School Gift Shop, 23 Caxton Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0PY. Tel: 020 7222 2877. Early 18th-century school for the poor, now the National Trust's London shop. National Trust. Charges apply. About 800 yards from Westminster.

Blewcoat School Gift Shop

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Attractions City Cruises Thames River Cruise. Tel: 020 77 400 400. See and experience the sights and splendour of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a City Cruises modern, all-weather, wheelchair-friendly RiverLinerTM with open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows. There is a pier at Westminster. Gain free entry to City Cruises Thames – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass. The London Pass offers a Red River Rover ticket, allowing you to hop on and hop off any of the city cruises boats all day.

City Cruises Thames

AttractionsThe Cenotaph is the War memorial in Whitehall, designed by Edward Lutyens and created from Portland stone. On the Sunday nearest to 11th November at 11.00am each year, a remembrance service is held here, to commemorate the British Empire and Commonwealth servicemen, who died in the two world wars. About 200 yards from Westminster.


 Attractions British Airways London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1. Tel: +44 870 990 8881. At 135 metres above London, the London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel, with 40km panoramic views on a clear day. On the South Bank opposite Westminster.


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Attractions Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London SW1P 3JX. Tel: 020 7222 2219. Commissioned by Edward III around 1365, Jewel Tower was originally built to house the King’s personal treasures – hence the name – and had a moat dug around it for extra protection. It was also known as the King’s Privy Wardrobe. It remains virtually unaltered today and is one of the only two complete buildings remaining from the medieval Palace Of Westminster. In Westminster. Gain free entry to Jewel Tower – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Jewel Tower

Attractions Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA, contains the buildings that have been, for over 200 years, the official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet ministers, the First Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. About 200 yards from Westminster.

Downing Street

Attractions Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, SW1 is a large parade ground off Whitehall. It is the site of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the monarch's official birthday. About 200 yards from Westminster.

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Attractions Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Tel: 020 7414 3271. The London Guards Museum is a fascinating insight into the history of the military in the capital and is unique among London museums as it was not originally intended for public view. The Guards Museum London was created as an educational tool for the newest intake of Guardsmen and includes displays of uniform for the five Royal regiments dating from the Civil War, with details of the nature and origin of their ceremonial duties right up to their contemporary role. About 200 yards from Westminster.. Gain free entry to Guards Museum – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Guards Museum

Attractions The Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA Tel: +44 (0) 20 7219 3000 - otherwise known as The Palace of Westminster, is where the House of Lords and the House of Commons meet to conduct their business. The Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close by other government buildings in Whitehall. In Westminster.

Attractions Big Ben, The Palace of Westminster, Tel; 020 7219 4272, is one of London's best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. In Westminster.

Attractions Buckingham Palace, The Mall, London SW1A 1AA. Tel: (+44) (0)20 7930. Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British monarch since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837. About 100 yards from Green Park.

Buckingham Palace

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Attractions The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA. Tel: 020 7766 7301. The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions from the Royal collection – an astonishing and wide-ranging collection of paintings, sculpture and other works of art as well as a glittering array of priceless treasure held in trust for the National by Her Majesty the Queen. This is a popular site for London visitors who love art. About 200 yards from Westminster. Gain free entry to The Queen’s Gallery – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

The Queen’s Gallery

Attractions New Scotland Yard, Broadway, London, SW1H 0BG. Tel: 020 7230 1212.
The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London. Located in Westminster, about 450 metres away from the Houses of Parliament.
About 450 yards from Westminster.

Attractions Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH. Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 8010. A unique and historic building, centrally positioned across the road from Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. It is a conference and exhibition centre, a concert hall, an art gallery, serviced offices, a Methodist church, a tourist attraction and a public café. In Westminster.

Central Hall

Attractions Westminster Abbey Museum, The Chapter Office, 20 Dean’s Yard, Westminster Abbey, LONDON, SW1P 3PA. Tel: 020 7222 5152. The Museum is housed in the magnificent vaulted undercroft beneath the former monks' dormitory. In Westminster.

Westminster Abbey Museum

Attractions Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Switchboard: 020 7887 8888. The original Tate art gallery was titled the National Gallery of British Art, and was situated on Millbank, Pimlico. It is now called Tate Britain and is the national gallery for British art from 1500 to the present day, as well as some modern British art. Tate Modern, in Bankside Power Station on the south side of the Thames, opened in 2000 and now exhibits the national collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day, including some modern British art. In Westminster.

Tate Britain

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Attractions The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER. Tel: 020 7930 4179. Designed by Inigo Jones for King James I and completed in 1622, The Banqueting House is the only complete surviving building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign’s principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. It was also the site of King Charles I execution in 1649. Gain free entry to Banqueting House – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

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