Category: Westminster

Westminster to Green Park walk

Some of Britain’s most iconic architecture – Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace was included in this walk – a snapshot of London history from many angles. From the Whitehall exit of Westminster station, the route goes up Parliament Street and Whitehall. We pass Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime …

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Horse Guards Parade, SW1A

Horse Guards Parade dates to the time of Henry VIII.

Parker Street, SW1H

Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum.

Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A

Horse Guards Avenue stretches from Whitehall to the Embankment.

King Street, SW1A

King Street was an ancient thoroughfare between the regions of the Court and the Abbey in Westminster.

Trafalgar Square, WC2N

Trafalgar Square commemorates Horatio Nelson’s 1805 victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Whitehall, SW1A

Whitehall is recognised as the centre of the government of the United Kingdom.

Westminster Bridge, SE1

Westminster Bridge links Westminster on the west side with Lambeth on the east side.

Cockpit Steps, SW1H

Cockpit Steps leads from Birdcage Walk to Old Queen Street.

Northumberland House

In the 16th century, the Strand – which connects the City of London with the royal centre of Westminster – was lined with the mansions of some of England’s richest noblemen. Most of the grandest houses were on the southern side of the road and had gardens stretching down to the River Thames. In around …

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