Westminster is the world known government area around Buckingham Palace in London. Its name and photos of this area must have reached your ears and eyes on multiple occasions as it’s incredibly popular, and a must see area for anyone visiting London. Here are 10 must see places in Westminster, that are considered the most beautiful in the area. They are so beautiful they’ll make you love the whole city. Located northwest of the Westminster Palace, Parliament Square is a vast green area famous for the eleven statues of notable personalities and statesmen. Among these statues are those of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. Being one of London’s tourist spots, most protests and demonstrations have been held here. So it holds great significance and is a must-see! Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Great Scotland Yard
To include a mere street in the list would seem odd, but this Great Scotland Yard should not be skipped. It was utilized in the 17th century for civil servant homes and government buildings. This street may not be historically famous but contemporarily, Harry Potter and James Bond were filmed here. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Victoria Tower Gardens
This is a public park along the northern side of River Thames and is popular for its statues. One of which is The Burghers of Calais and another is the 1930 suffragette statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. Recently, the spectra, a light installation by Ryoji Ikeda, was added to commemorate World War I. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
St. James’s Park
This is a 23-hectare park was originally designed under the influence of the ornate French royal gardens. Inside the park is a lake that had been rerouted to make way for romantic winding routes and more scenic view. This is also famous for its waterfowl collection that is mostly a colony of pelicans. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
As a persisting element built in 14th century, this tower should not be taken lightly though considered only a part of the Palace of Westminster. The purpose of this tower was to hold the vast store of treasures of King Edward III. It has three storeys and is made of crenelated stones. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Methodist Central Hall
The primary purpose of this tourist attraction is to serve as a Methodist church and secondarily, a conference center. However, it is not simply a church because it has an on site art gallery, seminar rooms and conferences. Additionally, its Great Hall’s domed ceiling is second largest in the world. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
As a pool of sites in the 118-meter high Millbank Tower, Altitude makes up London’s biggest riverside venue that has ever been on a skyscraper. On its 29th floor, it has the Altitude Viewing Gallery with a platform the same as that of New York’s Empire State. It has also hosted some important events of London. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Used to be called as the National British Gallery of Art, this is the oldest one of the Tate network of museums and one of the largest in the country. Its art collection has mainly been preserved there since the Tudors. Its permanent exhibits include not only the historical British paintings but also contemporary art. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
This is not juts a simple religious building but this is the British traditional site for monarchical coronation and burial. On top of that, this is the cathedral where royal weddings happen like the fairy-tale wedding of the Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton. It has splendid bells and organs that reverberate their sounds. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Palace of Westminster
This meeting place of the Houses of United Kingdom’s Parliament used to be the primary home of England’s Kings. Set along the River Thames, it is famous for its gothic architecture and impeccable exterior stonework. Moreover, this is where you can find the famous Victoria Tower and of course, the Big Ben itself.