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Westminster  is an area of central London within the City of Westminster lying on the River Thames' north bank.Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey,
formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic, church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The site on which the Cathedral stands in the City of Westminster was purchased by the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1885.

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Big Ben

Big Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. Please note that this tour is available to UK residents only. Regrettably, it is not available to overseas visitors.

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10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street 
Tourists visiting Downing Street will only be able to see the street through large iron gates at the entrance. You may also have to peer over some policemen as there are lots of security precautions in place. There is however a virtual tour on the website if you want to see inside Number 10.

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Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch  is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-East. Admiralty Arch is a Grade I listed building. Until recently, the building housed government offices, but in 2012 the government sold a 125-year lease over the building to a property developer for redevelopment into a luxury hotel.

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Nelsons Column

Nelsons Column 
Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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National Gallery

National Gallery
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

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St James's Park

St James's Park
St. James's Park is a 23 hectares park in the City of Westminster, central London.
The park lies at the southernmost tip of the St James's area, which was named after a leper hospital dedicated to St. James the Less.

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace 
is the London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the United Kingdom.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years.

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Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms  The Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London and one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum.
The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain
Tate Britain is an art gallery situated on Millbank . It is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.
It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897.
It houses a substantial collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner.

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Madame Tussards

Madame Tussards 
is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud.
The Museum includeses waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers.

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Regents Park

Regents Park
Regent's Park is one of the Royal Parks partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent's University and the London Zoo. On 15 January 1867, forty people died when the ice cover on the boating lake collapsed and over 200 people plunged into the lake.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden".
The Covent Garden area has long been associated with both entertainment and shopping, and this continues. Covent Garden has 13 theatres, and over 60 pubs and bars.

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park  is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks, famous for its Speakers' Corner.
The park is divided in two by the Serpentine and the Long Water.and is contiguous with Kensington Gardens; although often still assumed to be part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens has been technically separate since 1728.

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum   is based in Covent Garden, London and seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. It originated in the collection of London Transport, but, since the creation of Transport for London (TfL) in 2000, the remit of the museum has expanded to cover all aspects of transportation in the city. The main building originally formed part of the old fruit market.

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum  is a privately run museum in  dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times.

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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from several performance genres have appeared on its stage. and it has become one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. Each year it hosts more than 350 events including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.

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London Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828 and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847.
Today it houses a collection of 806 species of animals, with 19,178 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom.