The residents of Westminster share their neighbourhood with Big Ben, tolling out the time with pomp and circumstance. From Buckingham Palace to Downing Street, this is where political power has resided for a millennium. The area’s a short walk away from the theatres of the West End, or you can escape to the rolling gardens of St James’s Park for a bit of peace and quiet.
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Best known for
The big four
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and 10 Downing Street. The main cluster of London’s tourist scene, can all be ticked off in a morning.
Escaping the politics
By having lunch in Inn the Park, located in one of the most enviable positions in town – in the heart of St James’s Park.
From Buckingham Palace to Downing Street, this is where the affairs of state have revolved for centuries.