What is Westminster?

  • (noun): A borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
    Synonyms: City of Westminster


Westminster /ˈwɛsᵗmɪnstə/ is an area of central London, within the City of Westminster, England. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral.

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Westminster School, Adelaide
... Westminster School is an independent, Uniting Church, Early Learning to Year 12, coeducational, day and boarding school located at Marion, South Australia, 12 km south of Adelaide ... Minister Robert Menzies in 1961 and is named after Westminster School in London ...
David Weeks (politician) - Activities
... He led a revision of the City of Westminster Plan, including the statutory process of consultation ... and refined street furniture livery across Westminster ... As chairman of Westminster's finance committee, he led the privatisation of the refuse collection service ...
A London Symphony - Structure
... piece (and the work includes sounds heard in London such as the Westminster Quarters), it was intended to be heard as absolute music ... Lento – Allegro risoluto The symphony opens quietly, and after a few nocturnal bars, the Westminster chimes are heard, played on the harp ... Nocturne) In the composer's words, "If the listener will imagine himself standing on Westminster Embankment at night, surrounded by the distant sounds of The Strand, with ...
John Butcher (British Politician) - Westminster
... During his time as minister at the Department of Trade and Industry during the eighties he deregulated the mobile telephone market in the UK ... After he left ministerial office he introduced the Property Misdescriptions Act, which aimed to curb "the more extravagant claims of estate agents" ...
Westminster, Ontario
... Westminster, Ontario can mean the following Westminster, Middlesex County, Ontario (formerly Westminster Township, Ontario) Westminster, Prescott and ...