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Excursions: the Westminster Walk
London, W1

Staying in a Kensington hotel allows you easy access to most areas of London either on foot or by tube.

We are often asked by visitors to recommend a good day out which covers many attractions and as little tube journeys as possible.  So if you fancy walking a little and packing in many interesting attractions, then check out our Westminster Bridge walk which is all flat terrain, easy access and packed with things to do and see.

 

Westminster Bridge London

We start by taking the Circle and District tube line from any of the three Kensington tube stations (High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road or South Kensington).  These trains run every few  minutes and you want to go anti clockwise direct to Westminster which will take no more than 10 minutes.

Westminster tube is located right next to the River Thames and on exiting the station and viewing the large expanse of water you will be able to see:

  • downriver Waterloo Bridge
  • upriver Lambeth Bridge
  • directly across the river, the London Eye

Turn right out of the station and right in front of you is The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.  Just 3 or 4 minutes walk from here is Westminster Cathedral.

After viewing these historical buildings, return in the direction of  the Westminster tube station. Hopefully it is not raining and you can walk across Westminster Bridge which will give you a great photo opportunity for the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

 

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The view across the river from Westminster Tube Station

 

At the Southern end of the bridge turn left down the steps and you are at County Hall.  Here you will find the London Aquarium and the London Eye.

The Eye is a great experience and we would recommend that you pre purchase your boarding tickets and select the fast track option to save you waiting an hour or more.

Coffee Break:  there are 2 cafes here - one is the Zen cafe which is inside County Hall and the Eye Cafe which is next to the Gift Shop at the Eye.


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