We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Westminster

#29 of 1,614 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Westminster
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: | Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7219 3000
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$56.72*
and up
Historical London Walking Tour including Westminster and Entry to Churchill War...
More Info
US$124.08*
and up
Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour
More Info
US$88.38*
and up
Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,769 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1320
    Excellent
  • 466
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Complete Surprise

I've been to london a few times and did not know you could go inside Parliament! We did the audio tour which wasn't very expensive and absolutely fascinating. The whole place is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachael K
Add Photo Write a Review

3,769 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,868: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to london a few times and did not know you could go inside Parliament! We did the audio tour which wasn't very expensive and absolutely fascinating. The whole place is just stunning and there was so much I learned. I can't recommend it enough. Whether your interested in Parliament and politics or not the history of Westminster is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rachael K
England
Level Contributor
729 reviews
380 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The City of Westminster is vast with so many iconic buildings, yet it takes second fiddle to its neighbour - the square mile of the City of London. But Westminster holds most of the jewels - Buckingham Palace; The Houses of Parliament; Westminster Abbey; and The Cenotaph to name a few.

Helpful?
Thank MedEngland
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved Westminster. Big Ben is such an iconic London landmark. The parliament buildings are magnificent, and chimes of Big Ben can be heard from quite a distance.

Helpful?
Thank JulieandNicky
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rather dark in light and in the number of burial aspects. Very crowded and the cost of entrance does not include audio equipment.

Helpful?
Thank rodgerr539
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Level Contributor
808 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In this area is Westminster, The Abbey, Big Ben and The Parliament and with The Thames slowly moving it wawes along the many majestic buildings. Highly recommended to use ½ day in this fantastic area and walk around and see it all. If one get tired there is a pub or two to find nearby.

Helpful?
Thank Lynge T
London
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning part of London where you can see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Scotland Yard, Downing Street etc Very popular with tourist, so expect loads of people. Definitely a must see.

Helpful?
Thank AWorldofWanderlust
Level Contributor
340 reviews
267 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place, transport is very easy (there is a subway station called "Westminster") and you can be "face-to-face" with Big Ben and Westminster Abbey!

Helpful?
Thank Paula L
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
384 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wander far in London, you will surely come thru this area. Westminster and Parliament square are a site to behold. What a remarkable building plus incredible statues in the area. History unfolds right before your eyes!

Helpful?
Thank CFEIII
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
375 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

many groups - tourist and visitors, good that we had rented a bike to visit all the sightseeings you must see in London

Helpful?
Thank DonDrinx
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking next to feel the spirit of that time. If you're lucky and big ben ads experience is complete.

Helpful?
Thank aboberic

Travellers who viewed Westminster also viewed

 

Been to Westminster? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Westminster staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Westminster

Neighbourhood Profile
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
Explore this neighbourhood