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Westminster, SW1, usually included in the areas of Belgravia and Victoria when spoken of, is located in the South West corner of the city Centre, following the curve of the River Thames North to Charing Cross Embankment and South to Chelsea.
This area is the official seat of the Government of the United Kingdom at Westminster Palace and also the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, and is often referred to as "Royal London". With the Royal Family in residence here, Westminster has many historical ties and many attractions and sights, both famous and lesser known. The most famous attractions and sights in Westminster include Admiralty Arch and Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard, The Cabinet War Rooms, Downing Street - home of the Prime Minister, The Houses Of Parliament and "Big Ben", Wellington Barracks, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and also the Tate Britain Gallery. Westminster is also home to the QEII (Queens Elizabeth 2) Conference Centre on Broad Sanctuary which is probably London's most important meeting venue.
The Northern "end" of Westminster, changes from delightful Victorian townhouses to grand flat stone buildings, lined with statues and bursting with history. The area is extremely easy to travel to and from, with five tube stations serving Westminster; Victoria, Pimlico, St. James Park, Westminster and Green Park stations. Victoria Station is the busiest, offering mainline railway services to the South of London and to the coast, as well as being home to London's Gatwick Express Terminal. This takes passengers to and from Gatwick Airport in just thirty minutes, from around £14.00 pounds.
The tube stations serving Westminster lie on the Victoria, Circle, District, Piccadilly and Jubilee tube lines, offering direct connections to Gloucester Road, Earls Court, Wimbledon, Paddington, Oxford Circus, Kings Cross, Covent Garden, Brixton and Tower Hill, with many more also directly accessible.
Westminster pier, shadowed by the Houses of Parliament and directly in front of the London Eye and County Hall, is one of the main river piers, for London boat tours and London's RiverBoat service. The Riverboat Service offers an excellent alternative to the tube and provides excellent views and photo opportunities of the sights and landmarks throughout the Centre and East to Greenwich. This service also boards at Millbank pier, which is also in Westminster, close to the Home Office and Tate Britain Art Gallery.
Westminster's location offers easy access to nearby areas by bus, tube, taxi or riverboat. Just minutes South of Westminster and Victoria is Battersea, Vauxhall, Kennington, Clapham and also just three kilometres away to the South East lies Kings College and Hospital on Denmark Hill. Travelling West from Westminster takes you to Knightsbridge, Kensington, Chelsea and Belgravia, all within two kilometres from Westminster and also host to the Chelsea Flower Show. West across the Thames lies Waterloo, Southwark and Borough, which melts into Rotherhithe, London Bridge and Docklands. Travelling North brings you to Soho, Covent Garden, Mayfair and the West End, with Covent Garden and Theatreland less than two kilometres away!
Westminster is highly recommended for both leisure and corporate guests, offering excellent transport options and a wide choice of hotels from luxury to economy.