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Westminster area guide

Home to some of the most famous buildings in the world, the prestigious postcode of SW1 makes Westminster the perfect residential address for all that London has to offer. Travelling south along Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to the River Thames, you pass monolithic government departments set back from a grand boulevard containing statues and memorials of past imperial glories. St. Stephen's Tower often misnamed Big Ben after the bell that chimes the hour, is truly an iconic image at the Westminster Bridge end of the Houses of Parliament. Situated across Parliament Square and completing a triumvirate of powerful national symbols is Westminster Abbey where Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953

Many of the Westminster's residents are either Members of Parliament with second homes or people who work within one of several government departments located in Westminster, the positive benefit of such influential neighbours being the prevalence of security, including police patrols and closely monitored CCTV cameras.

Westminster Underground Station for the Jubilee, District & Circle line services. Westminster Pier for commuter boat service to and from Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Many bus routes towards Victoria or Trafalgar Square run along Parliament Street and Whitehall. South Kensington tube station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) offers easy access to the City, Canary Wharf and the West End. If you require the Circle or District lines head on to Sloane Street for Sloane Square station.

Nearby stations

  • Bayswater Station (0.2 miles)
  • Royal Oak Station (0.3 miles)
  • Queensway Station (0.3 miles)
  • Paddington Station (0.5 miles)
  • Lancaster Gate Station (0.5 miles)
  • Notting Hill Gate Station (0.6 miles)
  • Warwick Avenue Station (0.6 miles)
  • Westbourne Park Station (0.8 miles)
  • Edgware Road Bakerloo Station (0.8 miles)
  • Edgware Road (Bakerloo) Station (0.8 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Hallfield Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • College Park School (0.2 miles)
  • Kensington Park School (0.3 miles)
  • St James & St John Church of England Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Pembridge Hall School (0.4 miles)
  • Wetherby Preparatory School (0.5 miles)
  • Wetherby School (0.5 miles)
  • Edward Wilson Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Westminster Academy (0.5 miles)
  • Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School (0.5 miles)


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