THINGS TO DO IN WESTMINSTER
10 DOWNING STREET
The official residence to Prime Ministers since 1732 when George II gave the property to Robert Walpole. The Cabinet Room, the State Dining Room and the official offices are located here. No.11 is the residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and No.12 is the Whips Office.
10 Downing St, London SW1A 2AA
The official residence of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, the 19 staterooms are open to the public during August and September while the Queen makes her annual visit to Balmoral.
The Abbey has been the venue for every Coronation since 1066. It has been traditionally a royal place of worship and where Royal marriages and funerals take place.
ST JAMES'S PARK
The oldest of London's Royal Parks covers 58 acres including a magnificent lake which is famous for its collection of aquatic birds – you can watch the pelicans being fed every day at 2.30 pm. The Mall and Horse Guards Parade provide the setting for spectacular pageants including the annual Trooping of the Colour.
Located on Millbank, it is the oldest gallery in the Tate network. It houses a substantial collection of art dating back to Medieval times. There is the Turner Gallery within the museum displaying a comprehensive collection of the works of JMW Turner.
HORSE GUARDS PARADEThe Changing of the Guards
Horse Guards is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal and military parades and ceremonies. Each morning the Changing of the Guards takes place (11 am Monday to Saturday and 10 am Sunday) and the annual Trooping The Colour is a spectators delight.
CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS
Dedicated to the life and achievements of former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.
An art museum in Trafalgar Square founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.
THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
The Palace of Westminster was the residence of the King of England from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. In 1834 almost the entire Palace was destroyed by fire. Westminster Hall and the remains of St Stephens were then incorporated into the new Houses of Parliament.