Visit London and stay in short term rentals London.  The City of Westminster is an affluent part of central London on the north bank of the river Thames within stumbling distance to Charing Cross station. It is an ancient part of London and renowned for an impressive concentration of historic and prestigious London landmarks. Live in Westminster and you are a neighbour to Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and of course, The Palace of Westminster – a World Heritage site and home to the houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Big Ben is the name of the largest bell in one of the towers in Westminster Palace, but the name is also used to mean the tower itself. In 2012 the clocktower’s name was changed to the Elizabeth Tower, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It is the largest four faced chiming clock in the world and is one of the most well-known symbols of London, along with the red double-decker bus and black cab.

Trafalgar Square is one of London’s most iconic and famous sights. Built to commemorate the famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, with Admiral Nelson standing tall on his column, this huge square is a favourite spot for demonstrations, celebrations and rallies. The just-as-famous and rather wonderful bronze lions at the base of Nelson’s Column were cast in 1867. The three plinths hold statues of the great and the good and the fourth plinth displays artwork, often causing fierce debate amongst Londoners. The feeding of the famous pigeons was banned in recent years. Gone are the days when tourist to visit London had to have a picture of themselves with a pigeon on their head with the square’s fountains in the background. Norway donate a huge fir tree every December which is proudly displayed here adorned with lights and decorations, lighting up the winter gloom.

Surrounding the square you will find The National Gallery, the wonderful National Portrait Gallery, and St Martins in the Fields, which is the parish church of Buckingham Palace. There are some wonderful views to enjoy in all directions, particularly down towards Whitehall and the Thames.

With so many big-name tourist attractions on your doorstep you can expect hustle and bustle and vibrant city life. Surprisingly, if you visit London you may also expect a genteel and convivial environment to live in as this is also an area of gracious period homes, green and lovely garden squares and myriad interesting old buildings and lanes to wander around and explore. Short term rentals London are sought after in Westminster.  And on the odd occasion when people and buildings become a little too much, simply stroll down to the great River Thames where you will always have space to breath and take in some of the best views to be found out over London – particularly at night.

All in all, Westminster gives you one of the most authentic central London locations just oozing history and culture. You have easy access to some interesting and popular neighbours such as Soho and Covent Garden and some pretty posh one’s too, such as Chelsea, Mayfair and Belgravia. Not forgetting how quickly you get from here to the West End’s shops, restaurants and entertainment.  We offer some super short term rentals London in this neighbourhood.