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Local area overview

Westminster is steeped in history and has some beautiful places to live. Renowned as home to the Mother of Parliaments, the area has moved with the times and continues to offer the amenities and infrastructure necessary for a world capital.

Apart from the obvious Royal and Government connections linking the area to the unique pageant of British history, Westminster is also home to major international businesses and organisations. A foothold here is a valuable asset.

The area is a mix of business, government and residential. Weekends here are remarkably quiet. In this respect it is similar in atmosphere to the City of London financial district.

Apart from green spaces and its grand neighbour, the River Thames, the locality is packed with fine restaurants, bars and pubs with each area feeling like its own village.

There is an old-fashioned London market in Strutton Ground and on weekends you can go to Pimlico Farmers’ Market for fresh produce.

Even though you are not far from the international art collection in the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, from a base in Westminster you are a short stroll away from Tate Britain, the most recognised permanent exhibition of British art in the world. The gallery also includes a very popular and established restaurant with the dining room mural provided by Rex Whistler in the 1920s.

With the world’s most famous clock and the chimes of Big Ben reaching over the area – you will truly feel in the heart of London.

This area falls within the remit of the City of Westminster Council. Use this link to access invaluable information on the local area and council services including business, education and leisure:


If required, local schools include:


Burdett-Coutts and Townsend Foundation CofE Primary School

Churchill Gardens Community Primary School

Millbank Primary School

St Gabriel’s CofE Primary School

St Matthew’s School, Westminster

St Peter’s Eaton Square CofE Primary School

St Vincent de Paul RC Primary School

Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School


Pimlico Academy

The Grey Coat Hospital

Westminster City School

Westminster School (Ind)

For in depth information, including league tables, please use this link to the Department for Education:


The Queen Mother Sports Centre in Vauxhall Bridge Road offers great sporting facilities, including a 25m swimming pool, squash courts and a full programme of exercise classes.

For more information just search the Westminster Council link at the top of this page.