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Things to Do in Westminster and Royal London

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Admiralty Arch
This stately gateway is an impressive counterpoint to Buckingham...
Architectural Sites Westminster and Royal London
 
Banqueting House
James I commissioned Inigo Jones, one of England's great architects...
Castles / Palaces Westminster and Royal London
 
Buckingham Palace
It's rare to get a chance to see how the other half—well, other...
Castles / Palaces Westminster and Royal London
 
Carlton House Terrace
Architect John Nash designed Carlton House, a glorious example...
Architectural Sites Westminster and Royal London
 
Churchill War Rooms
It was from this small warren of underground rooms—beneath the...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Clarence House
The London home of the Queen Mother for nearly 50 years until...
Houses / Mansions Westminster and Royal London
 
Downing Street
Looking like an unassuming alley but for the iron gates (and...
Government Buildings Westminster and Royal London
 
Horse Guards Parade
Once the tiltyard for jousting tournaments, Horse Guards Parade...
Squares Westminster and Royal London
 
Household Cavalry Museum
Hang around Horse Guards for even a short time and you'll see...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Houses of Parliament
If you want to understand some of the centuries-old traditions...
Government Buildings Westminster and Royal London
 
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
You would never suspect that behind the stately white-stucco...
Arts / Performance Venues Westminster and Royal London
 
The Mall
This stately, 115-foot-wide processional route sweeping from...
Neighborhoods / Streets Westminster and Royal London
 
National Gallery
Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, this...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
National Portrait Gallery
Tucked around the corner from the National Gallery, the National...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
The Queen's Gallery
Technically speaking, the sovereign doesn't "own" the rare and...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Royal Mews
Fairy-tale gold-and-glass coaches and sleek Rolls-Royce state...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
St. James's Palace
Commissioned by Henry VIII, this Tudor brick palace was the residence...
Castles / Palaces Westminster and Royal London
 
St. James's Park
In a city of royal parks, this one—bordered by three palaces...
Parks Westminster and Royal London
 
St. Margaret's Church
Dwarfed by its neighbor, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret's was...
Religious Sites Westminster and Royal London
 
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
One of London's best-loved and most welcoming of churches is...
Religious Sites Westminster and Royal London
 
The Supreme Court
The highest court of appeal in the U.K. is housed in the carefully...
Government Buildings Westminster and Royal London
 
Tate Britain
The stately neoclassical institution may not be as ambitious...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Trafalgar Square
This is literally the center of London: a plaque on the corner...
Squares Westminster and Royal London
 
Wellington Barracks
These are the headquarters of the Guards Division, the Queen's...
Military Sites, Government Buildings Westminster and Royal London
 
Westminster Abbey
Steeped in millennia of rich and often bloody history, Westminster...
Religious Sites Westminster and Royal London
 
Westminster Cathedral
Tucked away on traffic-clogged Victoria Street lies this remarkable...
Religious Sites Westminster and Royal London
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