Historic Buildings in Westminster  

 

Westminster Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (24), Art Galleries (10), Sights (9), Other Attractions (7), Museums (3), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (1), Sightseeing Tours (1)

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Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, Westminster, London SW1 | in Westminster
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
10 Downing Street
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
10 Downing Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
The humble terraced house inhabited by the Prime Minister is a key symbol of British democracy. Other countries may give their presidents grand mansions, but... More
 
 
 
Lambeth Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster, London SE1 | in Westminster
Lambeth Palace is one of the few medieval buildings left in London. It is also the last survivor of the great London seats of the... More
 
 
 
Chapter House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Chapter House, built by the Royal Masons in 1250, contains some of the finest medieval English sculpture to be seen. The octagonal building still... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Hall Westminster
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | in Westminster
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
Church of St Stephen with St John
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
St Stephens Church church was built by Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts, of the Coutts banking family, as a memorial to her father, with encouragement from Charles... More
 
 
 
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | in Westminster
This historic church overlooking Trafalgar Square was designed by James Gibbs and built in 1726. It houses a glorious eaterie - the Cafe in the... More
 
 
 
St James's Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
3 St James's Palace, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
St James's Palace on Pall Mall is one of the oldest palaces in London and the official residence of the sovereign yet the royals haven't... More
 
 
 
Westminster Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A0AA | in Westminster
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
Portcullis House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Portcullis House, home to 210 MPs, is Parliament's newest building - it was officially opened in February 2001. Its prominent positioning opposite Big Ben and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect... More
 
 
 
 
 
Church House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
Church house was commissioned in 1902 and built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. The current building was designed by the... More
 
 
 
Horse Guards Headquarters
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
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Westminster City Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | in Westminster
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45 Millbank
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | in Westminster
This grade II listed building is full of restored Edwardian features and is handily located just a few steps from the Tate Britain. Licensed for... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | in Westminster
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
 
 
 

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 13th October 2019 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 7 minutes walk from Westminster

To celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago, the Royal Collection, which owns the world's "most eye-popping hoard ...More

 
Harry And Chris: Joyride
Comedy | On 24th June 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker and jazz musician Chris Read team up to bring their blend of poetry, music, ...More

Nigel Slater's Toast
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Jonnie Riordan directs the West End transfer of Henry Filloux-Bennett's adaptation of the memoir by Nigel Slater about his 1960s ...More

Toast
Toast
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Westminster

Based on Nigel Slater's award-winning autobiography, Toast recreates suburban England in the 1960s as Nigel's childhood is told through the ...More

 
Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Victoria Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Westminster

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 10 minutes walk from Westminster

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Education, Education, Education
Theatre | Until 29th June 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster

The Wardrobe Ensemble presents a comedic love letter to the 1990s seen through the eyes of a German language assistant, ...More

London Festival of Architecture
London Festival of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Various Venues London 11 minutes walk from Westminster

Borders and fences, walls and city limits are all boundaries and it's this demarkation which is the theme for the ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 11 minutes walk from Westminster

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Concerts | Until 9th July 2019 

Trafalgar Square 12 minutes walk from Westminster

Three Royal Opera House productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer ...More

 

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After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton ...More

 
Double Standard
Double Standard
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St James's Market

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Grosvenor Square

For three weeks this July, Grosvenor Square will be transformed into a hub of free ...More

 
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
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Concerts | On 25th July 

Royal Albert Hall

The cult electronics-instrumental outfit is joined by The ...More

 
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Concerts | On 3rd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto who so memorably got the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk ...More

 
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Concerts | On 23rd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Omer Meir Wellber, the new chief conductor of ...More

 
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 27th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra Of ...More

 
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ...More

 
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Concerts | On 22nd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Edward Garner conducts Orchestra of the Royal Academy ...More

 
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Concerts | On 30th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer from Benin, West ...More

 
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
Concerts | On 14th July 

Hyde Park

The one-time Take That showman, Robbie Williams, who has received a record 17 Brit Awards ...More

 
Gigi's Hoxton
Gigi's Hoxton
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Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
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One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
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