Attractions in Westminster

 

Westminster Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (24), Art Galleries (10), Sights (9), Other Attractions (7), Museums (3), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (1), Sightseeing Tours (1)

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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, Westminster, London WC2H | in Westminster
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, Westminster, London SW1Y | in Westminster
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
 
 
 
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... More
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
Guards Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1E | in Westminster
The Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments... More
 
 
 
Florence Nightingale Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
2 Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
It is only fitting that the Florence Nightingale Museum is housed inside the St. Thomas hospital - after all, Nightingale helped found the hospital in... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926.... More
 
 
 
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, Westminster, London SW1Y | in Westminster
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
 
 
 
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
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... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of... More
 
 
 
London Film Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Riverside Building County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
This collection of real life film sets, famous props and everything to do with the flicks takes you on a behind the scenes tour of... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, Westminster, London SW1 | in Westminster
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
 
 
 
Mall Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1Y | in Westminster
The Mall hosts contemporary art exhibitions, mainly featuring British artists - it's run by the Federation of British Artists - using traditional media, from a... More
 
 
 
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine... More
 
 
 
Canada House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER, Westminster, London SW1Y | in Westminster
Cultural centre promoting Canadian music, films and visual arts. There's a continuous programme in the gallery, including historical and contemporary painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, drawings... More
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
 
 
Topolski Gallery and Bar
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated... More
 
 
 
Museum Of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Lambeth High Street, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
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Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & Services
Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2014 

Westminster Abbey 4 minutes walk from Westminster

Pack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. ...More

 
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge & OAE
Concerts | On 22nd December 2014 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Stephen Layton conducts Bach's Mass In B Minor....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 7 minutes walk from Westminster

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

 
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Houses of Parliament 7 minutes walk from Westminster

One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

 
Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits
Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2014 

St James Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

This Christmas musical set during the Blitz, written and directed by Nick Hutchison, goes behind the scenes as Noel ...More

 
The Snow Dragon: Tall Stories
The Snow Dragon: Tall Stories
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

St James Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

From Tall Stories, the excellent children's theatre company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, comes The ...More

 
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 19th December 2015 

Victoria Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Westminster

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

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Miss Havisham's Expectations
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Laced with laudanum, sometimes feeling witty, Nancy Havisham toys with love, loss and ageing, recalling moments from the book Great ...More

 

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Christmas Butchers in London
Christmas Butchers in London

If your Christmas turkey comes frozen from the supermarket, it's no surprise you only want it once a year. Here's ...More

 
London's Top Clubs

Occupying former theatres, railway arches, factories and warehouses, many of London's major clubs started out as illegal party venues, ...More

Krapp's Last Tape
Theatre | 19th June 2015 - 21st June 2015 

Barbican Centre

Visionary directory and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Samuel Beckett's haunting Krapp's Last Tape to life for the Barbican International ...More

Christmas at Kew Gardens
Christmas at Kew Gardens
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2015 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

This Christmas Kew Gardens opens its doors after dark entrancing visitors on a mile-long illuminated trail through an enchanted winter ...More

 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Concerts | 26th June 2015 - 4th July 2015 

Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park is back for its third summer in June 2014 with The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser ...More

 
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo
Concerts | 3rd February 2015 - 5th March 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Christopher Cowell's English translation of L'Ormindo, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Opera, returns to the Sam Wanamaker ...More

 
Closer
Theatre | 12th February 2015 - 4th April 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse

Patrick Marber's Olivier Award-winning play, Closer, is revived on stage for the first time since its premiere back in 1997. ...More

Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Opened 28th November 2014 

Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in ...More

 
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
Opened 7th November 2014 

Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare ...More

 
Roka Aldwych
Opened 3rd November 2014 

One of two new Roka restaurants to open in 2014, Roka Aldwych occupies a huge space with over 150 covers ...More

 
 
 
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