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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 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.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyCity of Westminster
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2979
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Westminster has been known in the past

John The Evangelist St ~ Margaret St Westminster ~ St John The Evangelist ~ St Margaret and St John Westminster ~ Thorney ~ Upper St James Park ~ Westminister ~ Westminster Bridge Station ~ Aecclesia Sancti Petri Westmonasterii

Westminster in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Margaret and St John Westminster, par., Middlesex, in Abbey div. of Westminster, 815 ac., pop. 59,956.

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