A Guide to The Royal Attractions of Westminster

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The rich history of the British Royal family brings millions of visitors to the capital from around the world every year. Accordingly, the area of Westminster is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic landmarks in the city.

If you’re planning a relaxing trip to The Piccadilly London West End Spa, you’ll be right around the corner from this historic borough which means you’ll have the best view of these amazing attractions. Be sure to check them out during your stay at our boutique hotels in London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Perhaps the most iconic structure in London, Buckingham Palace is known for being the official residence of the Queen and has become a hotspot for tourists looking to capture the magic of the Royal family. Take a stroll along the front of the palace to snap some photos of the intricate architecture and breathtaking gold fixtures. Although the palace was first opened in 1703, it looks as though it was built this year thanks to the regular upgrades that keep it in top shape. This is a must-see for any Royal family fans heading to our boutique hotels in London this season.

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Although the Palace of Westminster is now commonly known as the central hub of politics in the UK, it once housed a number of kings, queens and other members of the Royal family. The original structure was built in 1016 but eventually had to be demolished due to dilapidation. The palace was rebuilt on the same site in 1870 and has since stood proudly alongside the River Thames. A trip to the Palace of Westminster offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the political system in the UK while snapping some amazing holiday photos.

Palace of Whitehall

If you don’t already have your itinerary full of palaces, this iconic structure is sure to complete your trip. The beautiful Palace of Whitehall was a royal place of residence for over 150 years between the 16th and 17th century and although it was demolished in 1698 due to fire damage, the site is still home to the gorgeous Inigo Jones Banqueting House. This historic structure has hosted some of London’s most prestigious events and offers amazing views for photographers. Take a stroll through the old halls and snap some shots of the rare artwork and outstanding architecture that can be found throughout.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

This iconic place of worship was built in 1065 in dedication to St Peter and has since been a place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the world. The breathtakingly beautiful structure has served as an official sovereign church to the Royal family for centuries and every monarch since William the Conqueror has been crowned there. A number of royal weddings have also taken place at Westminster Abbey which is one of the reasons it has developed such global recognition. Anyone planning a trip to Westminster will not want to miss out on a stroll in and around this iconic British structure.

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