Westminster Walk, London

Westminster Walk, London

London is deservedly recognized as one of the cultural centres of the world. Among many cultural treasures found here are perfectly reserved ancient buildings, grandiose monuments and beautiful statues, as well as museums with wide collections of various objects, featuring traditions of different nations and epochs. This self guided walking tour around Westminster area will reveal some of the most exciting London mysteries to you.
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Westminster Walk Map

Guide Name: Westminster Walk
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: clare
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Westminster Abbey

1) Westminster Abbey (must see)

Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms. According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, the Abbey was first founded in the time of Mellitus, Bishop of London, on the present site, then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island). The Abbey's two western...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Jewel Tower

2) Jewel Tower

The Jewel Tower in London is one of only two surviving sections of the medieval royal Palace of Westminster, the other being Westminster Hall. It was built in 1365-1366 to house the private treasures of Edward III and its alternative name was the "King's Privy Wardrobe". In the early 17th-century it became a records office for the House of Lords. From 1869 until 1936 it was the home of the Board's Standards Department. The Jewel Tower is not to be confused with the Jewel...   view more
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Big Ben & Houses of Parliament

3) Big Ben & Houses of Parliament (must see)

Editor's note: At this time and until 2021, the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and Big Ben will be covered for renovation work (tip: walk over Westminster bridge and the clock is still open from that side)

The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London...   view more
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Portcullis House

4) Portcullis House

Portcullis House is an office building in Westminster, London, UK, that was commissioned in 1992 to provide offices for 210 Members of Parliament and their staff, augmenting limited space in the Palace of Westminster and surroundings. The building was designed by Michael Hopkins and Partners and incorporates Westminster tube station below it. The building's curious profile, with its rows of tall chimneys, is intended to recall the Victorian Gothic design of the Palace of Westminster and to...   view more
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Churchill War Rooms

5) Churchill War Rooms (must see)

The Churchill War Rooms are located under the Treasury in what was once a secret underground bunker during World War II. You shouldn’t miss this excellent museum, whose entrance you will find on King Charles Street. The bunker was built in 1938 and expanded during the War, with a bomb-proof ceiling added in 1940. The area is huge – over 30,000 square feet, made up of offices, War Rooms, conference rooms and sleeping quarters for the Wartime Cabinet and their families. At the end of the war,...   view more
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Number Ten Downing Street

6) Number Ten Downing Street (must see)

10 Downing Street in London, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as “Number 10”, is the official residence and office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Situated on Downing Street in the City of Westminster, it is the headquarters of Her Majesty's Government and officially the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, who is now always the Prime Minister. Number 10 Downing Street is one of the most famous addresses in the United Kingdom and the world. Almost three...   view more
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Banqueting House, Whitehall

7) Banqueting House, Whitehall

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, is the grandest and best known survivor of the architectural genre of banqueting house, and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. The house is important in the history of English architecture as the first building to be completed in neoclassical style which was to transform English architecture. Begun in 1619, and designed by Inigo Jones in a style influenced by Palladio, the Banqueting House was completed in 1622 at a cost of £15,618,...   view more
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The Household Cavalry Museum

8) The Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum is located in Whitehall, central London, one of the city’s most historic buildings. It dates back to 1750 and houses the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has been performing the Queen’s Life Guard daily ceremony largely unchanged over the past 350 years. The Calvary itself was formed in 1661 by direct order of King Charles II and presently consists of two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues...   view more
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Admiralty Arch

9) Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch is one of the most photographed buildings in London. It stands between Trafalgar Square and the Mall – the long road to Buckingham Palace.

The Arch was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, but sadly the king died before the building, designed by Sir Aston Web, was completed in 1911. The magnificent building with its five arches adjoins the Old Admiralty Building from which it takes its name. Originally it housed the offices and residences of...   view more
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Trafalgar Square

10) Trafalgar Square (must see)

With its position in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square is a tourist attraction, and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Statues and sculptures are on display in the square, including a fourth plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used as a location for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New...   view more
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Walking Tours in London, England

City of London Churches

City of London Churches

London can proudly boast of having an awe-inspiring collection of churches. Here, you will find every style and type. The religious buildings have been a magnet for people ever since the Vikings started striking terror into the city in the 790s. Take this tour to discover most significant religious sites in the City of London.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk

Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk

London is definitely a great cultural experience. With more than 240 operating museums and theaters dating back to Shakespeare's Globe, London guarantees something unique for every taste. Today's variety of cultural attractions presented in London is enormous. Take this tour around South Kensington, Kensington and Knightsbridge and enjoy London's culture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
West End Nightlife

West End Nightlife

Be prepared for the exciting, throbbing sensation of London's nightlife, one of the best in the world. You will find everything you are looking for: trendy clubs, hot atmosphere and exclusive drinks. Follow this London West End nightlife tour to get the party started!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Harry Potter Walk in London

Harry Potter Walk in London

Harry Potter has transformed fantasy into a world dominating superpower. Increasingly more people all across the globe become Harry's fans. The blockbuster movies were set entirely in Britain at the author JK Rowling's request. This 6-hour tour will give you step by step directions of how to explore all the London locations used in the Harry Potter films.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Walk around Buckingham Palace

Walk around Buckingham Palace

London is deservedly recognized as one of the cultural centres of the world. Among many cultural treasures found here are perfectly reserved ancients buildings, grandiose monuments and beautiful statues, as well as museums with wide collections of various objects, featuring traditions of different nations and epochs. This self guided walking tour around Buckingham Palace will reveal some of the most exciting London mysteries to you.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Holborn/Covent Garden Walk

Holborn/Covent Garden Walk

During this self guided walking tour around Holborn and Covent Garden areas you will have a chance to visit such famous and interesting London attractions, as National Gallery, London Coliseum, London Transport Museum and many others. Don't miss your chance to explore the best of the Holborn and Covent Garden areas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

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