City of Westminster, Greater London, UK

City of Westminster, Greater London, UK

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Stay central in the City of Westminster

The City within a City, Westminster enjoys a glorious position on the River Thames and is home to some of the British capital's most iconic sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Staying at a City of Westminster vacation rental is perfect for exploring London. Its boundaries include Soho, a district packed with clubs, bars and restaurants, and run up to the West End theater district where you can catch world-class musical and theater productions and enjoy superb dining. It's also home to some of London's best shopping streets: Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Bond Street.

Explore London from the City of Westminster

The City of Westminster stretches from London Zoo on the northern edge of Regent's Park, down to the River Thames in the south. London was built on the Thames and the river remains a great way to navigate this historic city. From your City of Westminster vacation rental, cross Westminster Bridge to enjoy a stunning view of London from the top of the London Eye, visit the Sea Life London Aquarium or dine at Borough Market. Or, catch one of the Thames Clipper catamarans that taxi Londoners up and down the river. Sail east to reach the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

A walking tour of Westminster

Westminster Bridge offers a wonderful view of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Close by, Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of Elizabeth I, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and many British literary greats including Byron, Burns and Dickens. Across the road, Whitehall takes you to 10 Downing Street and Horse Guards Parade. If you're lucky, you might catch the changing of the guard. Stop for a selfie with the soldiers in their distinctive head gear before crossing into St James's Park. Here, you can wander quiet paths under the weeping willows beside the lake to reach Buckingham Palace. Tours of its State Rooms run daily during the summer.

City of Westminster through the seasons

London has a packed events, live music and theater program throughout the year. In summer, you can enjoy outdoor movies in the courtyard at Somerset House. This contemporary arts and culture venue is also home to London's most beautiful ice-skating rink at Christmastime. For a true festive experience, Hyde Park hosts a spectacular winter wonderland of market stalls, entertainment and a pop-up ice-skating rink. The City of Westminster blooms in spring, when the Royal Parks burst with colorful flowers and blossoms and the sound of birdsong. On hot summer days, these parks are the perfect place to pull up a deckchair and relax in the sunshine.

Enjoy London's best green spaces in the City of Westminster

It's easy to escape the hustle and bustle of city life when you stay at a City of Westminster vacation rental. Westminster is home to several Royal Parks: Green Park, St James's Park, Hyde Park and Regent's Park – each a beautiful green jewel in the heart of London. The bridge over the lake in St James's Park offers one of the most beautiful vistas in London with Buckingham Palace to the west and Horse Guards, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye to the east. At the opposite end of the borough, Regent's Park is home to the wonderful London Zoo, where you can see penguins, giraffes, gorillas and tigers among other animals.