How to get around Westminster
Served by the Jubilee, Circle and District lines, Westminster Tube Station provides a direct link from Westminster to all parts of the capital. From Westminster Tube Station you can take the Circle or District Line for around 8 minutes to South Kensington Tube Station and visit the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. You could also travel 14 minutes on the Circle or District Line to Notting Hill Tube Station and visit Portobello Road Market. Hop on a tube on the Jubilee Line and travel 6 minutes to Baker Street Tube Station to mix with the stars at Madame Tussauds, or stay on the same line and travel 24 minutes to Wembley Park Tube Station to see a concert or major football match at nearby Wembley Stadium.
Should you wish to drive into Westminster you will be able to park your car in a number of nearby places. You could use Abingdon Master Park in Great College Street (near Westminster Tube Station), or Trafalgar Masterpark in Cockspur Street (near Charing Cross Station). If you would prefer, you will find an NCP car park in Horseferry Road, which is close to Westminster Tube Station and St James’s Park Tube Station.
London’s black cabs present one of the most recognisable images of London, and you’ll see dozens of these during your visit to Westminster. Rather than flagging a black cab, you may like to book a taxi and you can do this by calling one of the local firms in the area, including Cars Connect and Millbank Cars in Page Street (both are close to Westminster Tube Station, Pimlico Tube Station and St James’s Park Tube Station).
Westminster On Foot
As if there wasn’t enough for you to see and do in Westminster itself, you can walk to some of the capital’s other most famous areas and landmarks from this central base. For the best views of London and the surrounding regions, you could take to the skies in a plane or helicopter, but it’s much easier and cheaper to take the 7 minute stroll to take in the panoramic views from the London Eye! Take a 12 minute stroll to Trafalgar Square and you’ll be able to see Nelson’s Column and view the artwork at the National Gallery, or take a walk of around 15 minutes to be entertained at the National Theatre. After visiting some of the best known attractions in Westminster, you’re going to want to complete your historic tour of London’s most famous landmarks, and if you walk 16 minutes you can see perhaps the most famous of them all at Buckingham Palace. For modern attractions, bars, restaurants, glitz and glamour, and West End shows you could take the 17 minute stroll to Leicester Square, or head for Oxford Street in around 30 minutes to take advantage of the fantastic shopping.