Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around City of Westminster

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 12.9 mi (20.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, London Marylebone Station, London Paddington Station and London Victoria Rail Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of City of Westminster by catching a ride on the metro at Marble Arch Underground Station, Bond Street Underground Station or Edgware Road Underground Station.

Where to stay around City of Westminster?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,437 vacation rentals near City of Westminster. From 3,885 Condos/Apartments to 469 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near City of Westminster are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to City of Westminster?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in City of Westminster:

  • Central London: 6,504 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 3,854 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 870 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 2,210 vacation rentals
  • Mayfair: 1,490 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to City of Westminster?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in City of Westminster. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,630 vacation rentals
  • Piccadilly Circus: 6,741 vacation rentals
  • London Victoria Rail Station: 11,628 vacation rentals
  • Leicester Square: 11,603 vacation rentals
  • Marble Arch: 11,632 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around City of Westminster listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in City of Westminster?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,885 Condos/Apartments in City of Westminster. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in City of Westminster include:

  • Houses: 469 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in City of Westminster?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in City of Westminster. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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