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Main article: "List of districts in the City of Westminster

The City of Westminster covers all or part of the following "areas of London:

Economy[edit]

The City of Westminster is home to a large number of companies. Many leading global corporations have chosen to establish their global or European headquarters in the City of Westminster. "Mayfair and "St. James's within the City of Westminster also have a large concentration of hedge fund and private equity funds. The "West End is known as the "Theatre District and is home to many of the leading performing arts businesses. "Soho and its adjoining areas house a concentration of media and creative companies. "Oxford Street is one of the leading shopping destinations in the world.["citation needed] The list of companies includes

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BP head office in "St. James's, City of Westminster
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The Economist Building, St James's Street

The "Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London is in Westminster.[17][39]

Companies that previously had their head offices in the City of Westminster include Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), "British Aircraft Corporation,[17][40] "British Midland ("Portland House),[41] "British United Airways,[42] "British Mediterranean Airways,[43] "Cadbury,[44] "Diageo,[45] "BAA Limited,[17][46][47] "Lloyd International Airways,[48] and "P&O Princess Cruises.[49] In addition, "Iran Air previously had its "Piccadilly main sales office in the city.[50][51]

Landmarks[edit]

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Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)
List of tourist attractions in Westminster List of roads in the City of Westminster

The City of Westminster contains many of the most famous sites in London. Some of the popular tourist sites are "Buckingham Palace, the "Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) which includes "Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), and nearby "Westminster Abbey.

Parks and open spaces[edit]

Westminster parks and open spaces

These include "Green Park, "Hyde Park, "Kensington Gardens, "Regent's Park and "St. James's Park. In addition to parks and open spaces within the borough, the City owns and maintains "East Finchley Cemetery and crematorium in the "London Borough of Barnet.

Transport[edit]

Bridges[edit]

These include "Chelsea Bridge, "Grosvenor Bridge, "Vauxhall Bridge, "Lambeth Bridge, "Westminster Bridge, "Hungerford Bridge and "Waterloo Bridge, listed west to east (downstream).

National Rail stations[edit]

Stations include: "London Charing Cross; serving the "South Eastern Main Line via South East London and Kent. "London Marylebone; serving the "Chiltern Main Line via North West London, the West Midlands and Birmingham. "London Paddington; serving the "Great Western Main Line via South West England, Wales and Heathrow Airport and "London Victoria; serving the "Brighton Main Line and the "Chatham Main Line. These are all main London termini stations.

London Underground[edit]

The City of Westminster is served by 27 tube stations, and 10 of the 11 "London Underground lines (the "Waterloo and City line is the exception).

Electric charging points[edit]

Westminster City Council now has electric vehicle charging points in 15 locations through the city (13 car parks and two on-street points). Users pay an annual fee to cover administration costs to register and use the points.[52]

Travel to work[edit]

In March 2011, the main forms of transport that residents used to travel to work were: underground, metro, light rail, tram, 21.0% of all residents aged 16–74; on foot, 9.3%; bus, minibus or coach, 9.3%; driving a car or van, 6.0%; work mainly at or from home, 5.5%; bicycle, 3.1%; train, 3.0%.[53]

Education[edit]

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The main entrance to the "London School of Economics
List of schools in the City of Westminster

Westminster Children's Services administers many primary and secondary schools. In addition, there are several state-funded faith schools, primarily "Church of England (CE), and "Roman Catholic (RC), but Christian non-denominational (ND) schools are also in the borough,[54] and there are several non-profit-making junior and senior "independent schools.

Universities and colleges[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

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Charing Cross Library

The "London Library, an independent lending library, is at 14 "St. James Square.[55][56]

The city operates two reference libraries; "Westminster Reference Library and Marylebone Information Service.[57] Westminster Reference Library holds several special collections: of which the Sherlock Holmes, Arts and Business collections are the most comprehensive.[58]

Free City of Westminster operated public lending libraries in Westminster include:

  • Charing Cross Library[59]
  • Church Street Library[60]
  • The Maida Vale Library[61]
  • Marylebone Library[62]
  • Mayfair Library[63]
  • Paddington Library[64]
  • Pimlico Library[65]
  • Queen's Park Library[66]
  • St. John's Wood Library[67]
  • Victoria Library[68]

In addition to the collections in Westminster Reference Library the city has two specialist libraries, the Westminster Music Library, the largest music library in the United Kingdom,[69] and the Westminster Chinese Library in the Charing Cross Library.[70]

Home ownership[edit]

In terms of "tenure, the borough ranks highest on one standard criteria in analysing "housing supply and demand, the proportion of private rented accommodation relative to other types of housing in England. This is indicative of a high density of development and higher investment demand relative to other districts in England and most of the 15 highest-ranking local authorities are boroughs of Greater London. "Tourism also increases the proportion of willing third-party landlords, as the two authorities which are outside London in the list are England's largest south coast "holiday resorts.

Highest-ranked local authorities by proportion of Social Housing (2011 Census)[71]
Local Authority Privately rented Socially rented Shared ownership
City of Westminster London Borough 37.6 11.9 0.8
Kensington and Chelsea London Borough 34 9.2 0.9
City of London London Borough 33.1 10.4 0.3
Newham London Borough 32.6 18.3 1.8
Tower Hamlets London Borough 30.8 17.3 2.4
Camden London Borough 30.5 23 0.7
Haringey London Borough 30.3 17 1.5
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough 30 15.7 1.6
Wandsworth London Borough 30 12.8 1.5
Brent London Borough 28.8 9.7 1.5
"Bournemouth Unitary Authority 28.2 5.9 0.7
"Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority 28 9.8 0.9
Lambeth London Borough 27.7 19.6 1.5
Hackney London Borough 27.6 23.8 2.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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