City of Westminster’s Not So Hidden Treasures
When visiting the City of Westminster, you might wonder what to do there. Don’t preoccupy your thoughts with too many suggestions. You have five options, you need to choose now, where do you go? Go! Still no answer? Okay, here are some suggestions that you might find helpful.
- Westminster Abbey
This wondrous architectural beauty proves that words like ‘gothic’ and ‘church’ can actually co-exist in a collocation. It is also called a ‘Royal Peculiar’. No, it’s actually not what you think.
- Cleopatra’s Needle
What do London, New York, and Paris have in common? Well, that’s not fair, you read the sub-title. But yes, this Washington Monument look-alike is an Ancient Egyptian obelisk taken and re-erected in the three cities. So… it is not Egyptian. And it is not connected to Cleopatra. But it does have a needle-shaped form!
- Churchill War Rooms
Do you want to see where Churchill made all his plans against the Germans in WWII? You have definitely come to the right place. You can also see a big museum about his life, if you want to get all personal about it.
- Royal Academy of Arts
If you ever wanted to see a massive structure housing hundreds of years of history and double the art exhibitions inside, then you are looking at the right place. Go to enjoy the visual arts at your own risk of getting swallowed up by inspiration.
- Buckingham Palace
And, of course, if you have ever wanted to visit the Queen’s palace, then the City of Westminster is your destination. They even offer public access now, so you can actually go in and sniff the royal curtains.