Historic Buildings in Westminster  

 

Westminster Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (24), Art Galleries (10), Sights (9), Other Attractions (8), Museums (3), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (1), Sightseeing Tours (1)

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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
10 Downing Street
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
10 Downing Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
The humble terraced house inhabited by the Prime Minister is a key symbol of British democracy. Other countries may give their presidents grand mansions, but... More
 
 
 
Lambeth Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
Lambeth Palace is one of the few medieval buildings left in London. It is also the last survivor of the great London seats of the... More
 
 
 
Chapter House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Chapter House, built by the Royal Masons in 1250, contains some of the finest medieval English sculpture to be seen. The octagonal building still... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Hall Westminster
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | in Westminster
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
Church of St Stephen with St John
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
St Stephens Church church was built by Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts, of the Coutts banking family, as a memorial to her father, with encouragement from Charles... More
 
 
 
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This historic church overlooking Trafalgar Square was designed by James Gibbs and built in 1726. It houses a glorious eaterie - the Cafe in the... More
 
 
 
St James's Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
3 St James's Palace, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
St James's Palace on Pall Mall is one of the oldest palaces in London and the official residence of the sovereign yet the royals haven't... More
 
 
 
Westminster Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A0AA | 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
 
 
 
Portcullis House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Portcullis House, home to 210 MPs, is Parliament's newest building - it was officially opened in February 2001. Its prominent positioning opposite Big Ben and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect... More
 
 
 
 
 
Church House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Church house was commissioned in 1902 and built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. The current building was designed by the... More
 
 
 
Horse Guards Headquarters
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
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Westminster City Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | in Westminster
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45 Millbank
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
This grade II listed building is full of restored Edwardian features and is handily located just a few steps from the Tate Britain. Licensed for... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
 
 
 

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Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

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

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 12 minutes walk from Westminster

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Love Letters
Theatre | Until 13th June 2021 

Theatre Royal Haymarket 12 minutes walk from Westminster

Roy Marsden directs Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove in AR Gurney's tragi-comic romance about two lifelong friends, who are physically ...More

Cooking Sections: Salmon: A Red Herring
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2021 

Tate Britain 13 minutes walk from Westminster

London-based spatial practitioners Daniel Fernandez Pascual and Alon Schwabe aka Cooking Sections create a site-specific installation to explore the deceptive ...More

Turner's Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 12th September 2021 

Tate Britain 13 minutes walk from Westminster

Major works by JMW Turner from around the world, which demonstrate how he transformed the way he painted, including The ...More

Walden
Theatre | Until 12th July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 13 minutes walk from Westminster

Ian Rickson directs Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson in Amy Berryman's drama about estranged twin sisters, who attempt ...More

Conversations With God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

National Gallery 13 minutes walk from Westminster

On loan from Krakow's historic Jagiellonian University, Polish artist Jan Matejko's huge painting Astronomer Copernicus depicts mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus ...More

Sensing The Unseen: Step Into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
Exhibitions | Until 13th June 2021 

National Gallery 13 minutes walk from Westminster

Use gesture-based interaction to embark on a multimedia journey into Jan Gossaert's 500-year-old masterpiece The Adoration Of The Kings, which ...More

Frank Bowling: London/New York
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2021 

Hauser & Wirth 13 minutes walk from Westminster

Displayed simultaneously in London and New York, Guyana-born Sir Frank Bowling's inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth celebrates more than ...More

David Hockney: The Arrival Of Spring, Normandy, 2020
Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2021 

Royal Academy of Arts 14 minutes walk from Westminster

Captured in the spring of 2020 at his home in Normandy, Hockney's celebration of the natural world comprises 116 works ...More

 
 
 
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