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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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Bampton Classical Opera: Bride & Gloom
Concerts | On 17th September 2019 

St John's Smith Square 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Stephen Storace's 1785 opera is a sharp and cynical comedy of marital manners. Directed by Jeremy Gray and conducted by ...More

Queen Victoria's Palace
Queen Victoria's Palace
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2019 

Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from Westminster

One of several London exhibitions marking the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, Queen Victoria's Palace at Buckingham Palace tells ...More

 
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 13th October 2019 

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

To celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago, the Royal Collection, which owns the world's "most eye-popping hoard ...More

 
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Tours | Until 29th September 2019 

Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look around Buckingham Palace and admire the grand State Rooms used by ...More

 
Normality
Theatre | Until 21st September 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

A naive IT worker gets a job at a city firm and encounters corporate corruption, which leads him to examine ...More

Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Victoria Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Westminster

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled 2019 (The Form Of The Flower Is Unknown To The Seed)
Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2020 

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

A sake bar with communal seating and tables containing artworks and special lighting challenges the traditional exhibition format in favour ...More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

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

 
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2019 

Mall Galleries 10 minutes walk from Westminster

The exhibition shows all aspects of the entrants' work, whether abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional....More

Ana Schmidt: City of Shards
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2019 

Mall Galleries 10 minutes walk from Westminster

A showcase of new works showing urban landscapes by the realist painter and urban planning architect....More

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Vegan Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | On 4th October 

Greenwich Market

Proving that you don't need meat to to enjoy Oktoberfest, Greenwich Market will once again host its Vegan Oktoberfest in 2019. From vegan wurstl and knodel to a refreshing variety of vegan-friendly beers, it will ...More

Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar
Drinking 

Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building originally owned by the East India Company, ...More

 
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

NOW Gallery

West Indian photographer Nadia Higgins is given her ...More

 
The Builders Arms
The Builders Arms
Dining 

Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since ...More

 
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Theatre | From 19th September 

Coronet Theatre

Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton writes a shocking allegorical ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Exhibitions | From 10th October 

British Museum

Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by ...More

 
Shot in Soho
Shot in Soho
Exhibitions | From 18th October 

Photographers' Gallery

Soho, the gritty, colourful cousin to Mayfair, its well heeled neighbour, is continually captured on ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
Concerts | From 14th October 

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera presents a new production of ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Dance | From 1st November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Coralli ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Dance | From 29th October 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Before the arrival of Carlos Acosta as its ...More

 
Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th September 

Croydon Fairfield Halls

A musical adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling 1996 ...More

 
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Exhibitions | From 25th September 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Estorick Collection provides the chance to witness ...More

 
Decimo
Decimo
Dining 

Sitting on the 10th floor of The Standard, London, Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' first restaurant ...More

 
Luigi's Bar
Luigi's Bar
Drinking 

On Shoreditch High Street, beneath the co-working office spaces of Forge & Co, is Spelzini, ...More

 
Stoney Street by 26 Grains
Stoney Street by 26 Grains
Dining 

After five successful years with 26 Grains in ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
Liv Belgravia
Liv Belgravia
Dining 

Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day ...More

 
Backyard Cinema
Backyard Cinema
Entertainment 

Backyard Cinema sets up a permanent new home at Capital Studios in Wandsworth, transforming a ...More

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Article 

Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
Article 

The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Article 

London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
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Follow the rainbow flags to find out where ...More

 
 
 
 
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