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Things to Do in Westminster, St. James, and Royal London

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Admiralty Arch
This stately gateway is an impressive...
Architectural Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Banqueting House
James I commissioned Inigo Jones, one of...
Castles / Palaces Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Buckingham Palace
It's rare to get a chance to see how the other...
Castles / Palaces Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Carlton House Terrace
Architect John Nash designed Carlton House, a...
Architectural Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Churchill War Rooms
It was from this small warren of underground...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Clarence House
The London home of the Queen Mother for nearly 50...
Houses / Mansions Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Downing Street
Looking like an unassuming alley but for the iron...
Government Buildings Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Horse Guards Parade
Once the tiltyard for jousting tournaments, Horse...
Squares Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Household Cavalry Museum
Hang around Horse Guards for even a short time...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Houses of Parliament
If you want to understand some of the...
Government Buildings Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
You would never suspect that behind the stately...
Arts / Performance Venues Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
The Jewel Tower
Overshadowed by the far more famous...
Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
The Mall
This stately, 115-foot-wide processional route...
Neighborhoods / Streets Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
National Gallery
Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
National Portrait Gallery
Tucked around the corner from the National...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Piccadilly Circus
The origins of the name "Piccadilly" relate to a...
Neighborhoods / Streets Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
The Queen's Gallery
Technically speaking, the sovereign doesn't "own"...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Royal Mews
Fairy-tale gold-and-glass coaches and sleek...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Spencer House
Ancestral abode of the Spencers—Princess...
Houses / Mansions Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. James's Church
Bombed by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and not...
Religious Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. James's Palace
Commissioned by Henry VIII, this Tudor brick...
Castles / Palaces Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. James's Park
In a city of royal parks, this one—bordered by...
Parks Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. James's Square
One of London's oldest squares, St. James's was...
Squares Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. Margaret's Church
Dwarfed by its neighbor, Westminster Abbey, St....
Religious Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
One of London's best-loved and most welcoming of...
Religious Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
The Supreme Court
The highest court of appeal in the U.K. is...
Government Buildings Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Tate Britain
The stately neoclassical institution may not...
Museums / Galleries Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Trafalgar Square
This is literally the center of London: a...
Squares Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Wellington Barracks
These are the headquarters of the Guards...
Military Sites, Government Buildings Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Westminster Abbey
Steeped in millennia of rich and often bloody...
Religious Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London
 
Westminster Cathedral
Tucked away on traffic-clogged Victoria Street...
Religious Sites Westminster, St. James, and Royal London

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