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Westminster Palace and Big Ben

Westminster Palace and Big Ben

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Westminster, more properly known as the City of Westminster, is one of the two 'cities' that together make Central London (the other being the City of London).

Whilst the City of London holds the trade and financial aspects of the city's life, Westminster houses the administration. The majority of political, religious and ceremonial institutions are based here, including several of Britain's most important royal palaces.



Sights and Activities

  • Westminster Palace, housing the Houses of Parliament.
  • Westminster Abbey.
  • Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official residence in London.
  • St James's Park.
  • Green Park.
  • Shopping on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly.



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See also International Telephone Calls


The Royal Mail provides postal services in the United Kingdom. The Royal Mail's store fronts are called Post Office and offer services ranging from sending letters and packages to foreign currency exchange. Use the branch locator to find the nearest Post Office branch. An alternative includes TNT Post.
It's common for a post office to be incorporated into a grocery store, where there will be a small counter located at the back of the store for dealing with post related matters. All post offices are marked with signs that say 'post office' in red lettering. Post boxes can be found at any post office and standalone large red post boxes on the streets or red boxes in the sides of public buildings.

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