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Things to do in Westminster

The historic City of Westminster, home to kings and queens, a rowdy Parliament and some of the best shopping and entertainment that London can offer.

Known for...   Westminster Abbey, Palace of Westminster, St. James's Palace, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly, Bond Street, Regents Park, Green Park, Soho, Mayfair, Hyde Park and Big Ben


Did you know...

  • The City of Westminster has its origins in the mid-11th Century, when king Edward the Confessor built the first abbey at Westminster, and a palace that became the seat of his Government.
  • The City of Westminster and the City of London, were for centuries seperated by agricultural land and villages, until the 16th century when property developers started building on the land in between.



 

  Attractions

London Trocadero

One of London's largest entertainment complexes. Arcades, cinema, rides and much more.
1 Warwick Street
London
W1B 5LR

02072879216

 

Jewel Tower

English Heritage - The Jewel Tower, or 'King's Privy Wardrobe', was built c.1365 to house Edward III's treasures.
Abingdon Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 3JX

 

Wellington Arch

English Heritage - Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors.
Apsley Way
Hyde Park Corner
London
W1J 7JZ

 

Chapter House And Pyx Chamber

English Heritage - Built by the royal masons in 1250, the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey.
20 Deans Yard, Westminster Abbey
London
SW1P 3PA

 

Apsley House

English Heritage - 'Number One London', the popular name for Apsley House, is one of London's most interesting visitor attractions.
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner
London
W1J 7NT

 

London Transport Museum

Conserving and interpreting the Capital city's transport heritage, presenting the full story of London and its transport system.
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7BB

02073796344

 

Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out

An exhibition exploring the ideas and ethos of internationally renowned architect and urbanist Lord Rogers of Riverside.
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BD

 

Blewcoat School Gift Shop FREE

National Trust - Modest Georgian building where children from the slums were taught to read and write.
London
SW1E 6NF

 

Buckingham Palace

London's best known landmark, the Queen's official residence.
Buckingham Palace Road
London
SW1A 1AA

Recommended by June Wilkinson, Watford

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

It's been an American institution for decades. Now, Ripley's Believe It or Not has become a lavish, eye-popping exhibition.
The London Pavilion
1 Piccadilly Circus
London
W1J 0DA

 

Big Ben

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower, standing tall over Westminster since 1859.
Palace of Westminster
London
SW1A 2JR

 

Thames River Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely Thames River Cruise.
Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1BS

 

10 Downing Street

The London home and office of British Prime Ministers since 1735.
London
SW1A 2AL

02079250918

 

Palace Of Westminster And Houses Of Parliament

Ancient Royal Palace and now the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Whitehall
City of London
SW1A 0AA

02072193000

 

Covent Garden FREE

Historic fruit and vegetable market, now the centre of West End shopping and dining.
The Market Building
London
WC2E 8RF

 

Westminster Abbey

Founded by Benedictine Monks in 960AD, Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church of the British monarchy since 1066.
20 Deans Yard
Westminster
London
SW1P 3PA

 
 

  Museums

London Film Museum Covent Garden

The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, supporting the Film Industry and the talent within it.
45 Wellington Street
London
WC2E 7BN

 

The Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London.
Horse Guards
Whitehall
SW1A 2AX

02079303070

 

British Museum FREE

The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

02073238299

 
 

  Parks

St James's Park FREE

Wander around one of the most famous parks in London, set in the spectacular surroundings of Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.
London
SW1A 2BJ

 

Green Park FREE

Peaceful and attractive park, right in the heart of London.
London
W1J 9DZ

 

Hyde Park FREE

350 acres of landscaped parkland in the heart of London.
West London
SW1X 7LY

Recommended by Charlie Dacre, Swindon
“Great place to chill out on a hot day. I love the boats and just wandering around the park and people watching”

 
 

  Galleries

Gimpel Fils

Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery.
30 Davies St
W1K 4NB

02074932488

 

Hauser & Wirth

Gallery representing emerging and established contemporary artists.
196a Piccadilly
W1J 9DY

02072872300

 

Carlson

Eclectic London gallery.
2nd Floor
4-8 Heddon Street
W1B 4BT

02072872005

 

Waddington Custot Galleries

Modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures and works on paper.
11 & 12 Cork St
W1S 3LT

02078512200

 

Simon Lee

International contemporary art from the the 60's to the present.
12 Berkeley St
W1J 8DT

02074910100

 

Flowers

Ecelectic gallery with a varied programme.
21 Cork St
W1S 3LZ

02074397766

 

Fas Contemporary

Contemporary art gallery.
The Fine Art Society
148 New Bond Street
W1S 2JT

02073181895

 

Southard Reid

Contemporary art gallery in Soho.
2nd Floor
67 Dean Street
Soho
W1D 4QH

 

Chelsea Futurespace

Contemporary art gallery showcasing talent from the Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Hepworth Ct
Gatliff Rd
SW1W 8QP

02075146983

 

Karsten Schubert

Contemporary art gallery.
5-8 Lower John St
Golden Square
W1F 9DR

02077349002

 

Sadie Coles New Burlington Place

Contemporary art gallery.
4 New Burlington Place
W1S 2HS

 

Rossi & Rossi

Classical and Contemporary Asian Art.
16 Clifford Street
W1S 3RG

02077346487

 

Haunch Of Venison London

A contemporary art gallery exhibiting some of the world's leading artists.
6 Burlington Gardens
W1S 3ET

02074955050

 

John Martin Of London

Exhibiting 20th centuruy and contemporary artists.
38 Albemarle St
W1S 4JG

02074991314

 

Bischoff/weiss

Contemporary art gallery.
14a Hay Hill
W1J 8NZ

02076295954

 

Art Sensus

A gallery representing and collaborating with key international artists.
7 Howick Place
London
SW1P 1BB

02076309585

 

Sprueth Magers London

One of the world's leading contemporary art galleries.
7a Grafton Street
London
W1S 4EJ

02074081613

 

Blain | Southern

International gallery representing some of the world's leading contemporary artists.
21 Dering Street
W1S 1AL

02074934492

 

Riflemaker

Contemporary art gallery.
79 Beak St
Regent St
W1F 9SU

02074390000

 

London National Gallery FREE

One of London's most famous galleries.
St Martin's Place
London
WC2H 0HE

02073060055

 

Ben Brown Fine Arts

Contemporary art gallery specialising in the primary and secondary market.
12 Brook's Mews
W1K 4DG

02077348888

 

Sadie Coles Hq

Contemporary art gallery.
69 South Audley Street
W1K 2QZ

02074938611

 

White Cube

One of the world's leading galleries for contemporary art.
25-26 Mason's Yard
SW1Y 6BU

02079305373

 

Simon Oldfield Gallery

Exhibitions from the leading contemporary artists.
9 Henrietta Street
WC2E 8PW

 

Sprovieri

Contemporary art gallery.
23 Heddon St
W1B 4BQ

02077342066

 

Maddox Arts

Contemporary art gallery.
52 Brook's Mews
W1K 4ED

02074953101

 

CAA Gallery FREE

Quirky gallery with lots of unique handmade goods for sale. Exhibitions run throughout the year.
2 Percy Street
London
W1T 1DD

02074362344

Recommended by Tanya Creighton, Republic of Ireland

 

Cole

Contemporary art gallery.
3-4a Little Portland Street
W1W 7JB

02073239432

 

Pilar Corrias

Contemporary art gallery.
54 Eastcastle St
W1W 8EF

02073237000

 

Green Cardamom

Arts organisation and gallery.
5a Porchester Place
W2 2BS

02074027125

 

Art First

Leading contemporary art gallery.
21 Eastcastle Street
W1W 8DD

02077340386

 
 

  Cinema

Curzon Cinema Soho

Popular Independent Cinema.
99 Shaftesbury Avenue
Soho
London
W1D 5DY

03333210104

 

Cineworld Haymarket

Multi-screen cinema.
63-65 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4RL

03303334444

 

Apollo Piccadilly Circus

Popular Independent Cinema.
19 Regent Street
St James's
London
SW1Y 4LR

 

Empire Leicester Square

Multi-screen cinema.
5-6 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7NA

 

Odeon Covent Garden

Multi-screen cinema.
135 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8AH

03330144501

 

Prince Charles Cinema

Independent cinema.
7 Leicester Place
off Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7BY

 

Soho Screening Rooms

Showing the best in Independent and World cinema.
D'Arblay Street
London
W1F 8DY

 

Curzon Cinema Mayfair

Popular Independent Cinema.
38 Curzon Street
Mayfair
London
W1J 7TY

03333210104

 

Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Showing the best in Independent and World cinema.
The Mall
St James's
London
SW1Y 5AH

 

Odeon Leicester Square

Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe). Home to many film premieres.
24-26 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7JY

03330144501

 

Odeon Haymarket

Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe).
11 Panton Street
London
SW1Y 4DP

03330144501

 

Vue Cinema London Leicester Square

Multi-screen cinema.
Leicester Square
3 Cranbourn Street
London
WC2H 7AL

03453084620

 

Vue Cinema London Piccadilly

Multi-screen cinema.
19 Lower
Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR

03453084620

 

Curzon Cinema Victoria

Independent cinema.
58 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6QW

03333210104

 

Odeon Tottenham Court Rd

Multi-screen cinema.
Central Cross
30 Tottenham Courth Road
London
W1T 1BX

03330144501

 

Vue Cinema London Westfield Stratford

Multi-screen cinema.
2 Stratford Place
London
E20 1EJ

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Queens Theatre

The Queen''s Theatre is a theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, next to the Gielgud Theatre.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 6BA

 

Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre (formerly The Comedy Theatre), is a West End theatre on Panton Street in the City of Westminster.
Panton Street
London
SW1Y 4DN

 

Arts Theatre

The Arts Theatre is a club theatre in Great Newport Street, in Westminster, Central London.
6-7 Great Newport Street
London
WC2H 7JB

 

Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a theatre on Wilton Road near Victoria station in London.
17 Wilton Road
London
SW1V 1LL

 

Adelphi Theatre

World famous Adelphi Theatre.
Strand
London
WC2E 7NA

 

Duke Of York's Theatre

West End theatre located in a Grade II listed building.
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4BG

 

Victoria Palace Theatre

West End theatre housed in a Grade II listed building.
Victoria Street
London
SW1E 5EA

 

Theatre Royal Haymarket

The Theatre Royal Haymarket or Haymarket Theatre is a theatre on The Haymarket in London which dates back to 1720.
Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4HT

 

Charing Cross Theatre

Intimate 262 seater venue.
The Arches
Villiers Street
London
WC2N 6NG

 

Comedy Theatre

Popular theatre located in London's West End.
Panton Street
London
SW1Y 4DN

 

Garrick Theatre

Home of quality theatre in the heart of the City.
Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0HH

 

Delfont Room At The Prince Of Wales Theatre

Stylish West End theatre.
31 Coventry Street
London
W1D 6AS

 

Cambridge Theatre

One of the youngest and most popular West End theatres.
Earlham Street
London
WC2H 9HU

 

Above The Stag Theatre

London's most central fringe theatre.
15 Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5DD

 

Arts

West End theatre.
Great Newport Street
London
WC2H 7JB

 

Piccadilly Theatre

One of London's largest West End theatres.
Denman Street
London
W1D 7DY

 

Playhouse Theatre

Large theatre located in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square.
Northumberland Avenue
London
WC2N 5DE

 

Clore Studio Upstairs (The Royal Opera House)

Intimate venue located upstairs at the Royal Opera House.
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

 

Dominion Theatre

Iconic theatre located on London's Tottenham Court Road.
Tottenham Court Road
London
W1P OAG

 

Apollo Theatre

Grade II listed West End Theatre.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 7EZ

 

London Palladium

World famous West End 2000 seat venue.
Argyll Street
London
W1F 7TF

 

Queen's Theatre

The Queen's Theatre is a West End theatre located in Shaftesbury Avenue.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 6BA

 

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Popular West End Theatre.
17 Wilton Road
London
SW1V 1LG

 

Her Majesty's Theatre

Home of the long running The Phantom of the Opera.
Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4QL

 

Palace Theatre

Famous West End theatre.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 5AY

 

Wyndham's Theatre

760 seat West End theatre.
Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DA

 

St Martin's Theatre

550 seat theatre and home to London's longest running show 'The Mousetrap'.
West Street
London
WC2H 9NZ

 

Vaudeville Theatre

West theatre loctaed on The Strand.
Strand
London
WC2R 0NH

 

Trafalgar Studios

Showcases inspiring and diverse theatre.
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2DY

 

Savoy Theatre

One of London's largest and most popular theatres.
Strand
London
WC2R 0ET

 

Lyceum Theatre

Majestic 2,000-seat West End theatre.
Wellington Street
London
WC2E 7RQ

 

Phoenix Theatre

Large West End theatre located on Charing Cross Road and opened in 1930.
Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0JP

 

Prince Edward Theatre

1600 capacity West End theatre.
Old Compton Street
London
W1D 4HS

 

The Royal Opera House

Home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.
Covent Garden
31 Henrietta Street
WC2E 9DD

02072129331

 

Criterion Theatre

West End theatre located in a Grade II listed building.
Piccadilly Circus
London
SW1Y 4XA

 

Donmar Warehouse

Smal not-for profit theatre in Covent Garden.
Earlham Street
London
WC2H 9LX

 

Jermyn Street Theatre

London's leading off-west end studio theatre.
16B Jermyn Street
London
SW1Y 6ST

 

Gielgud Theatre

Landmark theatre located on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 6AR

 

Tristan Bates Theatre

An intimate venue for new work.
1A Tower Street
London
WC2H 9NP

 

Lyric Theatre

This is one of the oldest theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue having opened in 1888.
Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 7ES

 

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is a major performing arts venue in Covent Garden.
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

 

London Coliseum

The London Coliseum is the largest theatre in London with 2,359 seats.
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

 

Ambassadors Theatre

The Ambassadors was built with the intention of being an intimate, smaller theatre and is situated opposite the Ivy Restaurant.
West Street
London
WC2H 9ND

 

Soho Theatre

Unique and award winning theatre in the heart of Soho.
21 Dean Street
London
W1D 3NE

 

Prince Of Wales Theatre

Popular West End theatre currently showing Mamma Mia.
Coventry Street
London
W1D 6AS

 

Leicester Square Theatre

Magnificently restored theatre located in the heart of the West End.
5 Leicester Place
London
WC2H 7BP

 

Noel Coward Theatre

Large West End theatre.
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4AA

 

Shaftesbury Theatre

One of London's biggest theatres located right in the heart of theatre land.
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
WC2H 8DP

 

Kensington Gardens Theatre

North West London venue and home to Peter Pan.
Kensington Gardens
London
W2 2UH

 
 

  Comedy

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Popular city centre comedy club.
80 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4TE

 
 

  Golf

Thamesview Golf Club

Golf Club.
Summerton Way
Thamesmead
Gtr London
SE28 8PP

 

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