Westminster is a borough of London, on the north bank of the River Thames. Overwhelming amounts of history and endless stories are held in this area, home to buildings that are historically important and present day affairs. There are so many great attractions to visit when you stay at one of the hotels in Westminster, UK!
Explore The Area
The National Gallery and National Portraits Gallery are great places to enjoy an afternoon, viewing the talent through the 13th to 19th centuries. The National Portraits Gallery holds over 200,000 pieces of art bringing to live famous men and women. Enjoy a day of art and exploration as you visit the lovely attractions.
Buckingham Palace is where the Queen works as the Head of State and Commonwealth of the UK, known as the headquarters of the Monarchy. This is also where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh live and other members of the Royal Family. To visit the Buckingham Palace, tickets are required and visits usually last around two and a half hours.
Westminster is home to an incredible amount of history, including one of London’s World Heritage Sites. The Palace of Westminster covers eight acres sitting on the River Thames, housing the Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben, the residence of the Speaker and the Lord Speaker. Gardens and lush lawns fill the space around, and all is open for visitors.
One of the greatest attractions in the area and a must-see when you’re staying in one of the hotels in Westminster, UK is Westminster Abbey, previously known as the Collegiate Church of St Peter. This 700 year old Gothic style church is overflowing with history, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Daily services are held that are open to the public, and there are audio tours, available in 12 different languages, that are highly recommended. On Sundays and holidays, there are no tours- just worship. The tour brings visitors through the Shrine, Royal Tombs, the Cloisters and more in the ninety minutes.
The University of Westminster is another reason many come to the area, with numerous degree programs and nearly 24,000 students. Open since 1838 as the first polytechnic in Britain, it has grown and modernized over the years to offer an incredible education based on strong values. Research and creativity are encouraged and developed to produce more aware and inspired world citizens. Whether you’re visiting to see a friend, or taking a tour to consider attending, stay at one of the hotels in Westminster UK.
Where to Stay
When looking into hotels in Westminster, UK, the Comfort Inn London- Westminster is right near the London Victoria train station, Apollo Victoria Theatre and the Westminster Cathedral. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London- Westminster is near to the southernmost end of the Westminster Palace, opposite of Big Ben. Across the River Thames sit the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Tune Hotel- Westminster, London. Park Plaza is across the road from the Florence Nightingale Museum and St. Thomas’ Hospital. The Tune is convenient because it’s located right near the Lambeth North subway station.