Westminster is known around the world for being home to the British Government. It has been home to the Government since around 1200, in fact, and was once also the main royal residence and home to England’s law courts as well. The royals eventually moved onto the Palace of Whitehall, and the law courts now reside in the Royal Courts of Justice, but Parliament remains. Westminster has a very high concentration of attractions and landmarks, and is one of the areas of London that tourists will want to visit first, appearing to be the ‘true’ London that is captured in films and television shows. Buckingham Palace is situated here, and visitors can explore inside, or simply enjoy watching the changing of the guard or finding out whether the Queen is in residence from outside.
Setting up your business here
Westminster is the centre of UK Government, and so is the ideal location to set up any business dealing with Government or legal issues. There are a large number of media and creative companies, and this location also has plenty of leisure and retail businesses set up, as the area has a huge influx of tourists all year round. Famous business who have their headquarters in Westminster include Pret-a-Manger, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the BBC has Broadcasting House set within the City of Westminster. Westminster is the ideal location for networking, due to the high concentration of businesses in such a small area, and there are also lots of parks and open spaces nearby for relaxing breaks.
A typical office in Westminster
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Westminster
There are so many world-famous landmarks and attractions based in Westminster that there is always something to do, whether it is day or night. For an attraction which really typifies London, Big Ben is based here, and can be viewed on a walk along the South Bank or around Waterloo. College Garden, based at Westminster Abbey, is a beautiful and quiet open space which promotes a wonderful sense of peace in the centre of the bustling City. During the evening, more upmarket entertainment can be found at the London Coliseum, which is a spectacular historic building that plays host to the English National Opera. Post-work drinks can be enjoyed at the Buckingham Arms, which has a casual atmosphere, Sky Sports and a traditional menu, or work and play can be combined at Apartment 58, a private member’s club which transforms from social office space to intimate drinks and dinner venue as day turns to night. There are a number of spectacular restaurants based nearby, and two of the best and most wildly different are The Cinnamon Club, which is based in the Old Westminster Library and has a dignified, traditional feel, and Skylon, which is a modern and trendy venue with a stunning view across London.
- Tube lines: Circle, District, Jubilee
- Mainline stations: Westminster, St James’ Park
- Nearest motorways: M25
- Nearest airports: London City
- Other: Buses and taxis are available, boats from Westminster Pier