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
 
 
 
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.... 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
 
 
 
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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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... 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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Whitford Fine Art
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
6 Duke Street, Westminster, London SW1Y | in Westminster
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Zubin Kanga
Concerts | On 23rd June 2017 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster

The pianist performs a varied programme ranging from Dowland's Melancholy Galliard to George Benjamin's Shadowlines....More

Canaletto And The Art Of Venice
Canaletto And The Art Of Venice
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Bought by George III in 1762, The Royal Collection has the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by ...More

 
La Strada
Theatre | Until 8th July 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

This musical adaptation of Fellini's Oscar-winning film is directed by Olivier award-nominee Sally Cookson, and has an original score by ...More

Frans Masereel: The City
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 9 minutes walk from Westminster

Works by the Belgian graphic and expressionist artist, inspired by the historical and social events of the early 20th century, ...More

The Things That Make You Sick: East London Health Campaigning, 1977-1980
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 9 minutes walk from Westminster

Posters raising awareness of health conditions of the time, created by Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson....More

Stuart Middleton: Beat
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 9 minutes walk from Westminster

A site-specific installation developed in response to the architecture of the Lower Gallery. Accompanying the installation is a video combining ...More

Glorious Years: French Calendars From Louis XIV To The Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Spencer House 9 minutes walk from Westminster

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition 2017
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Mall Galleries 10 minutes walk from Westminster

A vibrant and diverse group of widely admired visual artists whose highly collectible work is based principally upon direct observation ...More

The Philanthropist
The Philanthropist
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Simon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of ...More

 
Kiss Me
Theatre | Until 8th July 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Anna Ledwich directs the West End transfer of Richard Bean's unorthodox love story about two people, haunted by the past, ...More

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Nobu Shoreditch
Nobu Shoreditch
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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
Dining 

Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Dining 

Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
Dining 

Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
Seasonal | From 2nd July 

JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
Barnes Film Festival
Film Events | From 29th September 

Various Venues London

The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

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