If you wish to experience the spirit of royal Britain, its majesty and grace, then be sure to visit the Westminster area, which for many centuries has been the residence of the entire Royal family.
Westminster is the political and cultural center of London, which was founded in the 12th century, and its name comes from a church located west of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The center of the area is located on the island of Thorne. Most of the world-famous historic places of interest are compactly located in this area and thus, can be easily reached.
History & Attractions
The area is located southwest of London City and Charing Cross Station on the left bank of the River Thames. Initially, the area of the district and Westminster Abbey coincided, but over time the region grew, and in 1965, Marylebone and Paddington joined it. Historically, the Royal Family home was in the Tower of London, but the kings decided to move to the Palace of Westminster in 1066. The coronation of the monarchs took place here, but later the Palace turned into the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Another famous attraction in the area is Westminster Abbey. The Abbey was built in the early Gothic style and serves as an excellent example of classical, medieval architecture: its openwork arches and high towers, richly decorated interiors made the Abbey one of the most visited places in London. Westminster Abbey is famous as the wedding and burial place of the Royal Family. For instance, on April 29, 2011, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was held here.
If you decide to visit Westminster Abbey, you can also visit the “Poets' Corner,” in which such famous writers and poets as Charles Dickens, Chaucer, Browning, Samuel Jones, and many others are buried.
Palace of Westminster
For almost a thousand years, the Palace of Westminster has been known as the seat of the British monarchs. Today, the Palace is the meeting place of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, two chambers of the British Parliament. This building has a rich history: The Palace was subjected to fire twice, which destroyed most of the architectural building. It took 30 years for the reconstruction of the Palace.
The restored version of the Palace can be visited in London today. The inside of the building is beautifully decorated with massive frescoes and Big Ben, being a part of the Palace, is the symbol of London for many people worldwide.
The popular Trafalgar Square is also located in the Westminster area, where you can see the monument of Admiral Nelson that is 51 meters high. As far as history goes, the square was built in honour of the battle of the English fleet with Napoleon at the town of Trafalgar, as a result of which England won, but the fleet commander Admiral Nelson died.
The sales of the long-awaited Millbank Residences development begun in February 2019. This project is a reconstruction of a magnificent building on the Thames embankment in the style of neoclassicism, which is nowadays under the protection of the state. It’s a Grade II listed building.
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The fact that London is the world’s capital in the field of education remains unchanged: the best educational institutions in the UK are located in the Westminster area.
The most famous school in the area is, of course, the Westminster School. It was founded in 1179 by the monks of Westminster Abbey; its graduates become students of Oxford and Cambridge more often than graduates of any other schools and colleges in the UK. Among the students of this school, there were many celebrities: architects, musicians, writers, as well as seven prime ministers.
The University of Westminster is ranked first in the list of universities in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, which have the most multinational group of students. The University of Westminster is internationally recognized and collaborates in the scientific field with universities around the world, creating a favourable academic environment for international students.
Nearby are located colleges such as Chelsea College of Arts, Imperial College, and King’s College. Besides the University of Westminster, you can also consider London Southbank University and the University of London.