Westminster is located in central London on the north bank of the River Thames. Now considered the cultural and political center of London, it was originally named Westminster because of its proximity to Westminster Abbey, one of London's most celebrated attractions. Due to Westminster's prime location in London, it is a top place to look for vacation rentals.
Westminster Abbey, the monastery church, is only one of the famous points of interest in Westminster. It is also known for being home to Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster and the Houses of Parliament which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also home to the renowned 'Big Ben' it is a common misconception that this refers to the clock tower itself. In actual fact 'Big Ben' is the nickname for the bell within the clock tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Westminster is widely known as a political neighborhood and is the center of the British government.
Westminster has several underground tube stations which are connected to the Circle, District, Victoria, and Jubilee lines. Heathrow airport and London's major railway stations are all easily reached from Westminster by tube or by taxi. London Waterloo, London Charing Cross, and London Victoria Station are the closest railway stations and can also be reached on foot. With easy access to everywhere in London, a Westminster apartment is the perfect place to stay on your next trip to London.
Neighborhoods > London
• Central London : City, Bloomsbury - West End, Mayfair - Soho, Westminster, Belgravia - Pimlico, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, South Kensington, Kensington - Holland Park, Notting Hill, Paddington - Bayswater, Marylebone - Fitzrovia
• Greater London : Hampstead, Camden - Islington, Hackney - East End, Canary Wharf - Docklands, Southwark - Bermondsey, Lambeth - Vauxhall, Battersea - Clapham, Wandsworth - Wimbledon - Putney, Hammersmith - Fulham, Ladbroke Grove - Maida Vale, St John's Wood - Regent's Park