Westminster- the most historical district of London
Westminster is a district of central London. It probably is the most visited part of London. The Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence in 1066 and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. Because of that, many of its attractions are of an historical and cultural variety and are the best part to see/visit for tourists.
The district of Westminster is bounded to the north by the Trafalgar Square and Mayfair, to the east by Covent Garden and to the west by Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
Aside from a large number of parks and open spaces, the population density is really high in Westminste. Many tourists attractions such as St. James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament can be found in the district.
One of the most famous tourist attractions is still the Hyde Park, which is a giant park where people come to relax, picknic or just sunbath. Sometimes, during summer, you will figure that there are some open air festivals, which you can either enter for free or for not much money at all.
Also interesting to go to is Marylebone, which is located in the City of Westminster in central London. You will find Madame Tussauds, which is an amazing wachsfigure theatre and totally worth to go to. Also in Marylebone is the longest shopping street – the Oxford street! This is definitely a must to see for every visitor who finds their way to central London.
Of course, in central London, you will find a large number of excellent pubs in the St. James's area in Westminster.
One of the most famous pubs the locals like to go to is The Albert, which is a nice, often crowded, traditional pub. If you want to experience what it is like to be in a pub, which is named in honour of Queen Victoria's husband, you definitely have to go there.
Also very famous is The Elusive Camel Victoria, which is popular with a young and sporty crowd and a game always on screen. It is a great place to have a drink and cheer your favorite team.
The world's most famous gay nightclub, the Heaven, is a must visit while in london. It is one of the biggest and most established institutions in the entire city and people from all around the world go there just to enjoy the atmosphere.
The busiest and longest shopping street in europe is Oxford Street. Around half a million visitors go there every day! Approximately 300 shops are waiting to satisfy the customers and all their needs – from food to clothing. Everybody will find what they were searching for.
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Because Westminster is just an area of London, its climate is based on London's climate. As the capital and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, it has a temperate oceanic climate, with regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year. During summer, the temperatues rarely rise much above 33°C. The highest temperature ever recorded in London was 38.1°C. Heavy snowfalls are almost unknown. In winter, snow has generally only settled once or twice and it's rarely more than one inch (2.6 cm).
As most people know, London is famous for its amazing underground, called “Tube”. For the people who want to drive and travel around London for more than two or three days, the “Oyster Card” would be recommended. It is a lot cheaper, because you don't have you buy a new, more expensive, ticket every day. If you're planning on travelling around Westminster, the district is served by the following tube stations:
→ Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee Line)
→ Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Jubilee Line)
→ Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria Line)
→ St. James's Park (Circle and District Line)
→ Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)
→ Pimlico (Victora Line)
→ Victoria (Circle, District and Victoria Line)
If you wish to travel by train, the nearest mainline train stations are London Waterloo and London Victoria, which also has its own coach station.
You also can take a curcular cruise from Westminster Millennium Pier.