Westminster Cathedral

 
 
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42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW 
 
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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.

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

Did you know?
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.

 

Westminster Cathedral events

 
Iris lanIris lanOrgan recital from Iris lan (St Andrew's Manhattan, New York).30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
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Iris lan
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital from Iris lan (St Andrew's Manhattan, New York).
A Ceremony Of CarolsA Ceremony Of CarolsThe annual and highly popular performance of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols by the Choristers of Westminster Cathedral directed by the Master of Music, Martin Baker.2nd December 2014Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
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A Ceremony Of Carols
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - 7.30pm
The annual and highly popular performance of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols by the Choristers of Westminster Cathedral directed by the Master of Music, Martin Baker.
VSO Christmas Carol ConcertVSO Christmas Carol ConcertFestive sounds from the City of London Choir and soloists Njabulo Madlala from South Africa, and the mbira player Chartwell Dutiro, as well as readings from special guests including David Essex and Juliet Stevenson. Proceeds donated to the VSO.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
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VSO Christmas Carol Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 7.30pm
Festive sounds from the City of London Choir and soloists Njabulo Madlala from South Africa, and the mbira player Chartwell Dutiro, as well as readings from special guests including David Essex and Juliet Stevenson. Proceeds donated to the VSO.
Oliver HancockOliver HancockA chance to listen to an organ recital by Oliver Hancock.7th December 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
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Oliver Hancock
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 7th December 2014 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
A chance to listen to an organ recital by Oliver Hancock.
Paul ProvostPaul ProvostOrgan recital from Paul Provost (Guilford cathedral).14th December 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
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Paul Provost
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 14th December 2014 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital from Paul Provost (Guilford cathedral).
Christmas CelebrationsChristmas CelebrationsJoin in the festivities as we open the doors of Holkham Hall for our seasonal celebrations.17th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
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Christmas Celebrations
event > Kids Events
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th December 2014 - 7.30pm
Join in the festivities as we open the doors of Holkham Hall for our seasonal celebrations.
Daniel CookDaniel CookOrgan recital by the Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey.21st December 2014Sunday 21st December 2014 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
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Daniel Cook
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 21st December 2014 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital by the Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey.
Benjamin BloorBenjamin BloorOrgan recital by the current organ scholar of Westminster Cathedral.11th January 2015Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
 
Benjamin Bloor
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 11th January 2015 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital by the current organ scholar of Westminster Cathedral.
Brink BushBrink BushOrgan recital by the international concert organist.18th January 2015Sunday 18th January 2015 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
 
Brink Bush
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 18th January 2015 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital by the international concert organist.
Roger JuddRoger JuddOrgan recital with the organist Roger Judd.25th January 2015Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
Westminster Cathedral, 42  Francis Street      SW1P 1QW
Category: event
 
Roger Judd
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  donation welcome Free
DATES  Sunday 25th January 2015 - 4.45pm-5.15pm
Organ recital with the organist Roger Judd.
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Victoria Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
9 minutes walk
 
Semley Place NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Near Westminster Cathedral
Grange Rochester Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  41% 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  33% 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 £78  32% 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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Alternative Classical Music nearest Westminster Cathedral

Nearest to Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 16 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 23 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Westminster Cathedral

Near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Westminster Cathedral

Near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. One of them is a clever, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Billy Elliot
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd March 2005 to 19th December 2015
Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Mews Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 30th March 2014
Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 8 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and ceremonial ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Westminster Cathedral

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Bus Company
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Cathedral

The best shops and markets near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Erickson Beamon
London > Shopping > Jewellery
38 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 10 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Beamon is an inspired designer who offers subtly pretty and fabulously stylish jewellery, eyecatching but not overpowering. The company is much lauded for its work with ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Westminster Cathedral

What are the best dining options near Westminster Cathedral London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
2 Amici restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
48A Rochester Row, SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
137 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Westminster Cathedral

Near Westminster Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 29 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 29 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 31 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 13 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Westminster Cathedral

The best pubs near London Westminster Cathedral.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 9 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 12 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
191 Victoria Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Cathedral

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Cathedral.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Westminster Cathedral
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
 

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Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 21st March 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 4 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. ...More

 
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 19th December 2015 

Victoria Palace Theatre 4 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants ...More

 
Comedy Royale
Comedy | On 27th November 2014 

St James Theatre 6 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

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T J Johnson & The Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band
Concerts | Until 18th December 2014 

Boisdale Of Belgravia 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

The pianist from London plays a mix of jazz, blues and swing with his accompanying musicians....More

Royal Mews Tickets
Royal Mews Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th November 2014 

Royal Mews 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the ...More

 
Cairo To Constantinople: Exhibition Talk
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

An exclusive exhibition talk....More

Gold
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Exhibition celebrating the beauty and symbolism of gold through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal ...More

The Tiger of Mysore: Talk
Exhibitions | On 27th November 2014 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Discover more about the golden tiger's head adorning the Sultan's throne....More

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East
Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Photographs taken in 1862 during the Prince of Wales' four-month tour of the Middle East explores the cultural and political ...More

 
Gold
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Westminster Cathedral

Exhibition celebrating the beauty and symbolism of gold through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal ...More

 
 
 
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