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Westminster Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Westminster

Westminster-Changing-the-Guard-Buckingham-PalaceLocated in the heart of London, Westminster serves as home to the United Kingdom’s government and monarchy. It is also a popular place for those visiting the UK, with approximately 30 million tourists and business travellers visiting Westminster every year.

Westminster also serves as host to approximately 40 per cent of greater London’s hotels, guest houses, and other types of visitor accommodation. Westminster accommodation options range from 5-star luxury hotels to more inexpensive facilities and hostels.

Top Three Things to Do and See

  1. While in Westminster, why not visit a landmark? Westminster is home to several of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey.
  2. Westminster is also home to many of the West End’s best theatres and cinemas, so taking in a show is highly recommended.
  3. No visit to Westminster would be complete without spending a day shopping in Regent Street, Bond Street, and/or Oxford Street – home to many of the most exclusive and famous shops in London.

Kensington Gardens

Westminster-Trafalgar-SquareLocated just west of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in Westminster. Visitors can enjoy the extensive Italian Gardens, while the sunken garden and flower walk provide a perfect place for a casual or romantic stroll. Families with children will enjoy seeing Peter Pan and spending time at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and Fountain. For the adults, the Serpentine Gallery features contemporary art exhibits, and also houses an excellent art bookshop.

Where to Stay: Westminster Hotels

Westminster offers an excellent selection of accommodation options suitable for all types of travellers. The area features a good selection of hotels catering specifically to business travellers due to its proximity to a wide variety of convention and conference venues, as well as to London’s financial district. There is also a good range of cheap hotels in Westminster for the tourist on a tight budget. Self-catering guesthouses are available which include kitchens and can accommodate larger groups or families with children, while luxury hotels offer an extensive selection of amenities, restaurants, and other world class facilities.

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