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The local area guide to living in Westminster

Occupying much of the Central London area, the City of Westminster is an inner London Borough that is renowned throughout the country for containing some of the most iconic British landmarks. The borough itself is a typical postcard-picture, its monuments and parks making up the "main sights" of London that tourists flock to. These include Westminster Abbey, Westminster Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament.

Given the area's wide appeal, the majority of properties available to buy and rent are luxury flats, with the average price higher than some of the outer London boroughs and districts, owing to the central location.

Westminster is crucially important to the history of the UK, having been the home of the various aforementioned monuments and sights, as well as being the home of our Government for nearly 1000 years.

Information about the local residents

The estimated population of this small but densely populated area is 250,000 - a figure which is highly expected to grow rapidly, owing to the large appeal of the area. There is a large ethnic diversity in the area, with over 180 nationalities reported throughout the borough, and the majority of those in employment are highly skilled and in specialist jobs.

Given its huge appeal to both tourists and outside commuters, the City of Westminster sees almost a million visitors travelling to and through the area.

Nearby schools

The area benefits from many primary schools, with over 40 institutions available including Church of England, Roman Catholic and non-denominational schools. These include Gateway Academy in Lisson Grove, King Solomon Academy in Marylebone, and St Mary's, Bryanston Square a Church of England primary, also in Marylebone.

There are several further education institutes in the area, including the three campuses of the University of Westminster which offers undergraduate and postgraduate study, as well as short courses for professionals. The London Business School and the London School of Economics are also two highly esteemed providers of further education.

The celebrated Royal Academy of Music can be found on Marylebone Road, and is known to be one of the top and longest standing degree-granting conservatoires in the world.

Getting around

The City of Westminster has excellent transport links. It is served by 27 tube stations across the Borough, and through these is connected to 10 of the 11 tube lines. The only underground line it is not directly connected to is the Waterloo and City line.

There are several national railway stations dotted about the area, including London Charing Cross which offers transport to and from Kent and London Paddington which travels to the South-West of England. This also includes the second busiest railway station in London and the rest of the UK; London Victoria, which provides transport to London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex and Brighton.

There are several schemes in place to encourage the use of walking and cycling to work; and as a result this district in particular provides for cyclists and pedestrians with several cycle lanes and routes, and even the offer of free bikes under work schemes.

Local shops

The main set of amenities in the City of Westminster are the sights and monuments. Acting as the face of what many people see to be essential London, it contains crucial sights such as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament; a must see on any London tour.

The popular Hyde Park is in the area. It is one of the largest parks in London, and has hosted several events, including rock concerts, triathlon events, and even a prayer vigil in 2010.

For those who aren't interested in sightseeing, London Zoo and Madam Tussauds are two popular establishments in the area, offering a fun day out for adults or families.

Given its central location, there is never going to be a shortage of things to do, places to eat or drink or shops to browse. No matter what you require, it's never going to be more than a few tube stops away.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.