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Westminster CathedralNeo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church.

London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While 12 million burnished terracotta coloured bricks adorn the exterior, parts of the interior remain poignantly bare – a potent reminder of the lack of funding which plagued construction in 1895. Plain walls and simple candlelight form a stark contrast to the colourful mosaics and marbles, and Eric Gill's nave detailing the fourteen Stations of the Cross. Walk or take the lift up the campanile for some spectacular views of the capital.

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…distinctive, neo-Byzantine architecture, views from the campanile, mosaics and marbles.

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In 1995 the Queen attended mass at the cathedral. This was the first visit for several hundred years of a reigning monarch of the United Kingdom to a Catholic liturgy.

 

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Railway Stations

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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Pimlico Masterpark
 
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Semley Place NCP
 
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Grange Rochester Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  35% off
69 Vincent Square, SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The Grange Rochester is situated in Westminster's peaceful Vincent Square, within walking distance of some of London's most notable landmarks. With 80 en-suite rooms spread across ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  26% off
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
This contemporary hotel has 299 modern, spacious rooms featuring en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen TV and internet access. The hotel is located just a ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  42% off
2 Bridge Place, SW1V | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria (formerly Hesperia Victoria) and you'll be conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, giving you easy and immediate ... More
 
 
 
 
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Near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
 
 
 
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St James Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 6 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 11pm
Westminster Cathedral, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 29th April 2017 - Various Times
Westminster Cathedral, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
 
 
 
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Rent
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th December 2016 to 28th January 2017
Westminster Cathedral, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 6 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The St James Theatre celebrates the 20th anniversary of Rent in 2016 with a strictly limited season of the legendary, multi award-winning musical. The recipient of ...More
 
 
 
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Cathedral
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman ... More
 
 
 
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Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
74a Newman Street, Victoria, London W1T | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project space ... More
 
 
 
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
 
 
 
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2 Amici restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
48A Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Vincent Rooms
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Kingsway College, Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Though you might expect a restaurant where the cooking is done by students (from the next door Westminster Kingsway College) to be a bit Russian roulette, ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
143 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Near Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
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Westminster Kingsway College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
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Eurocentre, Victoria
London > Education > English Language Courses
56 Ecclestone Square, Victoria, London SW1V | 6 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
£200-£500pw. Less than 8 per class. Wide variety of courses offered.... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 3 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
 
 
 
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 13 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
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The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
191 Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Promising to "submerge party-goers into a cornucopia of pleasure" The Qube Project basement club opened in Victoria in October 2014 with music from some of Europe's ... More
 
 
 
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The Grange Rochester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
69 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Horticultural Halls: The Lindley Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
This architecturally unique venue boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall, overlooking leafy Vincent Square, is a popular venue for corporate events. Since it ... More
 
 
 
 

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Charing Cross Theatre 6 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

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Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2017 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

Buried Child
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

A West End transfer for The New Group's Broadway production of Sam Shepard's dark and macabre Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about ...More

Hamlet
Theatre | Until 31st December 2016 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Flute Theatre Company's co-production with English Touring Theatre pares down Shakespeare's blood-spattered tragedy to just six actors and one fateful ...More

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Theatre | Until 29th December 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

JM Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow old takes flight in a co-production with Bristol Old ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 9 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibtion
Exhibitions | Until 11th December 2016 

Mall Galleries 10 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

A variety of paintings that showcase the many ways in which artists use oil paints today....More

 
 
 
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