The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough occupying the areas of Greater London and the West End. Westminster was created in 1965 and since then holds its city status. Westminster City Council governs the City of Westminster. St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street are only few landmarks associated with London. The most popular localities of Westminster include the ancient political district of Westminster around the Palace of Westminster; Oxford, Regent and Bond Street; and Piccadilly. Soho, the night time entertainment district also belongs to Westminster. Following areas of London are within the City of Westminster:
• Belgravia (shared with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
• Covent Garden (shared with the London Borough of Camden)
• Fitzrovia (shared with the London Borough of Camden)
• Hyde Park
• Knightsbridge (shared with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
• Lisson Grove
• Maida Vale
• St James’s
• St John’s Wood
• Soho, including Chinatown
• Westbourne Green
• West End (shared with the London Borough of Camden)
• Westminster City Centre
The distance between Westminster and London City airport (LCY) is of only 10 miles.
If there is no traffic, the distance can be overcome in 30 minutes. Gatwick airport is 41 miles away (1 hour, 15 minutes travel by a taxi)from Westminster, whereas Heathrow airport – 20 miles away (40 minutes by taxi). London is known from its terrible traffic; please bear it in mind when planning your journey to and from any airport.
Planning to book a taxi/cab? There are many taxi companies and minicab operators in London. The taxi fares differ per distance and type of vehicle you choose. The cheapest minicabs are those that use saloon vehicles or estate cars, naturally the capacity of such vehicle is limited. If you plan to travel with big suitcases and good few passengers that will not fit in a saloon or estate car, maybe consider a MPV or even a minibus? MPVs have bigger rear and thus can accommodate your luggage; the vehicle capacity can comfortably fit up to 7 passengers. Minibuses are the best solutions for group travelling. Inquire with a chosen taxi company about the most accurate taxi prices.