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Westminster - heart of government.

While the underground station dates from 1868, Westminster itself is almost as old as London itself. It has a large concentration of London’s historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the ’Westminster System’, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.


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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P Abbey Orchard Street was the heart of a former slum area (Westminster)
Abingdon Street, SW1P Abingdon Street has linked Old Palace Yard and Millbank since at least 1593 (Westminster)
Admiralty House, SW1A Admiralty House is a block on Whitehall (Westminster)
Arneway Street, SW1P Arneway Street is named for Thomas Arneway, former benefactor to the Westminster parish poor (Westminster)
Artillery House, SW1P Artillery House is a block on Artillery Row (Westminster)
Artillery Place, SW1P Artillery Place was named after a former nearby artillery practice ground which stood here in the 19th century (Westminster)
Artillery Row, SW1P Artillery Row skirts a former artillery ground (Westminster)
Asquith House, SW1P Asquith House is a block on Monck Street (Westminster)
Astral House, SW1P Astral House is sited on Regency Place (Westminster)
Banbury Court, WC2E Banbury Court is named for Nicholas Knollys, 3rd Earl of Banbury, who owned a house here called Banbury House (Westminster)
Barton Street, SW1P Barton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Bear Street, WC2H Bear Street is a streetname with two possible derivations (Westminster)
Bedford Street, WC2E Bedford Street was named after local 18th century landowners the Russell family, earls/dukes of Bedford (Westminster)
Bedfordbury, WC2N Bedfordbury is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
Belvedere Road, SE1 Belvedere Road was laid out between 1814 and 1827 (South Bank)
Bennett’s Yard, SW1P Bennett’s Yard is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Bloomburg Street, SW1V Bloomburg Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area (Westminster)
Bridge Street, SW1A Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area (Westminster)
Broad Court, WC2E Broad Court is an alleyway parallel with Long Acre (Westminster)
Broad Sanctuary, SW1P Broad Sanctuary is a road in the SW1H postcode area (Westminster)
Broadway, SW1H Broadway - formerly the location of the headquarters of both London Transport and the Metropolitan Police (Westminster)
Bruce House, WC2B Bruce House is sited on Kemble Street (Westminster)
Brunswick Court, SW1P Brunswick Court is a block on Montaigne Close (Westminster)
Brydges Place, WC2N Brydges Place replaced Taylor’s Buildings in 1904 when the Colloseum was built (Westminster)
Burleigh Street, WC2R Burleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area
Butler Place, SW1H Butler Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Canon Row, SW1A Canon Row is at least one thousand year’s old (Westminster)
Carey Street, WC2A Carey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area
Carriage Hall, WC2E Carriage Hall is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Carteret Street, SW1H Carteret Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Caxton House, SW1H Caxton House is a block on Tothill Street (Westminster)
Cecil Court, WC2N Cecil Court is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop-frontages (Westminster)
Central Arcade, WC2E Central Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Central Buildings, SW1P Central Buildings is a block on Matthew Parker Street (Westminster)
Chadwick Street, SW1P Chadwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Chapter Chambers, SW1P Chapter Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Chapter Street, SW1P Chapter Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H Charing Cross Mansions is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Chichester Rents, WC2A Chichester Rents is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
Ching Court, WC2H Ching Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Chubb Court, SW1P Chubb Court is a road in the SW20 postcode area (Westminster)
Church House, SW1P Church House is a block on Great Smith Street (Westminster)
Clare Market, WC2E This is a street in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Cleland House, SW1P Cleland House can be found on John Islip Street (Westminster)
Clement House, WC2B Clement House is located on Aldwych
Clement’s Inn, WC2R Clement’s Inn is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Clutha House, SW1P Clutha House is a block on Storey’s Gate (Westminster)
Cobbold Court, SW1P Cobbold Court is a block on Elverton Street (Westminster)
Cockpit Steps, SW1H Cockpit Steps leads from Birdcage Walk to Old Queen Street (Westminster)
Commissioner’s Yard, SW1A Commissioner’s Yard is a small street behind New Scotland Yard (Westminster)
Covent Garden, WC2E Covent Garden, is the name of a district, but also the name of the central square which formerly hosted a fruit-and-vegetable market (Westminster)
Cowdray House, WC2A Cowdray House is a building on Portugal Street (Westminster)
Cowley Street, SW1P Cowley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Cranbourn Street, WC2H Cranbourne Street was named after local landowner the Earl of Salisbury, Viscount Cranbourn (Cranbourne) after the town in Dorset. (Westminster)
Cranbrook House, SW1P Cranbrook House is a block on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Curtis Green Building, SW1A Curtis Green Building can be found on Victoria Embankment (Westminster)
Dacre House, SW1H Dacre House is a block on Dacre Street (Westminster)
Dacre Street, SW1H Dacre Street is named after Lady Anne Dacre (Westminster)
Dalkeith Court, SW1P Dalkeith Court is located on Dalkeith Court (Westminster)
Dartmouth Street, SW1H Dartmouth Street leads north from Tothill Street and dates from the seventeenth century (Westminster)
Dean Abbott House, SW1P Dean Abbott House is sited on Regency Street (Westminster)
Dean Bradley House, SW1P Dean Bradley House is a building on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Dean Bradley Street, SW1P George Granville Bradley was Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881 (Westminster)
Dean Farrar Street, SW1H Frederic William Farrar was a canon of Westminster Abbey (Westminster)
Dean Ryle Street, SW1P Dean Ryle Street was named after Herbert Edward Ryle (Westminster)
Dean Stanley Street, SW1P Dean Stanley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Dean Trench Street, SW1P Dean Trench Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Deans Yard, SW1P Dean’s Yard comprises most of the precincts of the former monastery of Westminster, not occupied by the Abbey buildings. (Westminster)
Derby Gate, SW1A Derby Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area (Westminster)
Devereux Court, EC4Y Devereux Court lies on the south side of the Strand, opposite the Law Courts (Westminster)
Douglas Street, SW1P Douglas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Dover House, SW1A Dover House is a block on Whitehall (Westminster)
Downing Street, SW1A Downing Street has been the home of British Prime Minsters since the eighteenth century (Westminster)
Drury Lane, WC2B Named from Sir William Drury, Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth’s reign, who owned land on its site (Westminster)
Dryden Street, WC2B Dryden Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Duke House, SW1P Duke House is a block on Vincent Street (Westminster)
Earle House, SW1P Earle House is located on Montaigne Close (Westminster)
Eglise House, SW1 Eglise House is a block on Little Smith Street (Westminster)
Elizabeth Court, SW1P Elizabeth Court is a block on Elizabeth Court (Westminster)
Elverton Street, SW1P Elverton Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Esterbrooke Street, SW1P Esterbrooke Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Fielden House, SW1P Fielden House is a block on Little College Street (Westminster)
Floral Street, WC2E Floral Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Fludyer Street, SW1A Fludyer Street used to be a street which lay parallel to, and south of, Downing Street (Westminster)
Forum Magnum Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode (South Bank)
Fountain Court, EC4Y Fountain Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (Westminster)
Fynes Street, SW1P Fynes Street is called after Charles John Fynes Clinton, who was educated at Westminster School (Westminster)
Garrick Street, WC2E Garrick Street is the northern extension of Bedford Street running up to Long Acre and Cranbourne Street (Westminster)
Garrick Yard, WC2E Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick. (Westminster)
Gayfere Street, SW1P Gayfere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Gladstone Court, SW1P Gladstone Court is a block on Montaigne Close (Westminster)
Gordon House, SW1P Residential block (Westminster)
Great College Street, SW1P Great College Street borders the south side of Westminster School (Westminster)
Great George Street, SW1P Great George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Great Minster House, SW1P Great Minster House is a block on Horse Ferry Road (Westminster)
Great Newport Street, WC2H Great Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Great Peter Street, SW1P Great Peter Street bears the name of the patron saint of Westminster Abbey (Westminster)
Great Smith Street, SW1P Great Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Greencoat House, SW1P Greencoat House is a block on Francis Street (Westminster)
Greencoat Place, SW1P Greencoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Greycoat Gardens, SW1P Greycoat Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Greycoat Place, SW1P Greycoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Greycoat Street, SW1P Greycoat Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Gwydyr House, SW1A Gwydyr House is a building on Whitehall (Westminster)
Hanover Place, WC2E Hanover Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Heathcock Court, WC2E Heathcock Court runs north off Strand
Henrietta Street, WC2E Henrietta Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Hide Place, SW1P Hide Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Hide Tower, SW1P Hide Tower is a building on Regency Street (Westminster)
Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron (Westminster)
Hop Gardens, WC2N Hop Gardens is a small courtyard (Westminster)
Hopkinson House, SW1P Hopkinson House is sited on Osbert Street (Westminster)
Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A Horse Guards Avenue stretches from Whitehall to the Embankment (Westminster)
Horse Guards Parade, SW1A Horse Guards Parade dates to the time of Henry VIII (Westminster)
Horse Guards Road, SW1A Horse Guards Road runs along the eastern edge of St James’s Park (Westminster)
Horseferry House, SW1P Horseferry House is sited on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Horseferry Road, SW1P Horseferry Road marks the point where an ancient horse ferry took passengers from Thorney Island (Westminster) to Lamb Hythe (Lambeth) (Westminster)
Houghton Street, WC2A Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time (Westminster)
Hudson House, WC2E Hudson House is a block on Tavistock Street (Westminster)
Huguenot House, WC2H Huguenot House is a block on Panton Street (Westminster)
India House, WC2B India House is a block on Aldwych (Westminster)
India Place, WC2B India Place is a small alleyway leading from Aldwych (Westminster)
Irving Street, WC2H Irving Street is named after Henry Irving, the popular Victorian actor (Westminster)
Jebsen House, WC2H Jebsen House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Jessel House, SW1P Jessel House is a block on Page Street (Westminster)
John Islip Street, SW1P John Islip Street commemorates the Abbot of Westminster between 1500 and 1532. (Westminster)
Jubilee Market, WC2E Jubilee Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Keeley Street, WC2B Keeley Street has a dual history (Westminster)
Kemble Street, WC2B Kemble Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Westminster)
King Charles Street, SW1A King Charles Street is a street of government buildings, one block south of Downing Street (Westminster)
King Street, SW1A King Street was an ancient thoroughfare between the regions of the Court and the Abbey in Westminster (Westminster)
King Street, WC2E King Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
King’s Building, WC2R King’s Building is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Kingsway, WC2A Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Kinnaird House, SW1Y Kinnaird House is a block on Pall Mall (Westminster)
Kirkland House, SW1A Kirkland House is a block on Whitehall (Westminster)
Lakatos Building, WC2A Lakatos Building is a block on Portugal Street (Westminster)
Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 Lambeth Palace Road passes Lambeth Palace, official residence of the archbishops of Canterbury (Lambeth)
Langley Court, WC2E Langley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Langley House, WC2E Langley House is a building on Long Acre (Westminster)
Langley Street, WC2H Langley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Lesley Court, SW1P Lesley Court is a building on Strutton Ground (Westminster)
Lewcos House, SW1P Lewcos House is a block on Regency Street (Westminster)
Lewisham Street, SW1H Lewisham Street is a Westminster alleyway (Westminster)
Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest public square in London, laid out in the 1630s under the initiative of the speculative builder William Newton (Westminster)
Lionel Robbins Building, WC2A Lionel Robbins Building is sited on Portugal Street (Westminster)
Little Cloisters, SW1P Little Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Little College Street, SW1P Little College Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Little Deans Yard, SW1P Little Deans Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Little George Street, SW1P Little George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
London Scottish House, SW1P London Scottish House is a block on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Lord North Street, SW1P Lord North Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Maiden Lane, WC2E Maiden Lane runs from Bedford Street in the west to Southampton Street in the east
Maidstone House, WC2H Maidstone House is sited on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Main Building, SW1A Main Building is a block on Horse Guards Avenue (Westminster)
Maple Leaf Walk, WC2R Maple Leaf Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area (Westminster)
Market Building, WC2E Market Building is a block on Covent Garden Piazza (Westminster)
Marsham Street, SW1P Marsham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Matthew Parker Street, SW1H The Most Reverend Matthew Parker was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575 (Westminster)
May’s Court, WC2N May’s Court is a road in the WC2N postcode area (Westminster)
Medway House, SW1P Medway House is a building on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Medway Street, SW1P Named after the Medway in the Diocese of Rochester, where the deans of Westminster were bishops from 1663 (Westminster)
Mill’s Buildings, SW1P Mill’s Buildings ran off Greycoat Place (Westminster)
Millbank House, SW1P Millbank House is a block on Millbank (Westminster)
Millbank Tower, SW1P Millbank Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Millbank, SW1P Millbank was the beginning of a riverside walk from Westminster Abbey to Chelsea (Westminster)
Monck Street, SW1P Monck Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Montreal Place, WC2R Montreal Place is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Mulberry House, SW1P Mulberry House can be found on Dean Trench Street (Westminster)
Municipal Insurance House, SW1H Municipal Insurance House can be found on Old Queen Street (Westminster)
Narrow Wall, SE1 Narrow Wall was, by the Tudor period, a road on the line of the old earth embankment of the River Thames (South Bank)
Neville House, SW1 Neville House can be found on Page Street (Westminster)
New Academic Building, WC2A New Academic Building is located on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
New Palace Yard, SW1A New Palace Yard was built by William II (William Rufus) (Westminster)
New Row, WC2E New Row is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
New Street, SW1A New Street was made part of Spring Gardens in 1881 (Westminster)
NIOC House, SW1H NIOC House is a block on Victoria Street (Westminster)
Nobel House, SW1P Nobel House is sited on Smith Square (Westminster)
Norfolk House, SW1P Norfolk House is located on Page Street (Westminster)
North Court, SW1 North Court is a block on Great Peter Street (Westminster)
North Court, SW1P North Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Norton House, SW1P Norton House is a block on Arneway Street (Westminster)
Octavia House, SW1P Octavia House is a block on Medway Street (Westminster)
Old Admiralty Building, SW1A Old Admiralty Building is a block on Spring Gardens (Westminster)
Old Bond Street, W1J Old Bond Street was named for Sir Thomas Bond, a property developer from Peckham who laid out a number of streets in this part of the West End (Westminster)
Old Building, WC2A Old Building is a building on Houghton Street (Westminster)
Old Palace Yard, SW1P Old Palace Yard lies between the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey. (Westminster)
Old Pye House, SW1P Old Pye House is a block on St Ann’s Street (Westminster)
Old Pye Street, SW1P Old Pye Street gets its name from Sir Robert Pye, member of parliament for Westminster in the time of Charles I. (Westminster)
Old Queen Street, SW1H Old Queen Street is parallel to Birdcage Walk (Westminster)
Orange Street, WC2H Orange Street gets its name from William III, Prince of Orange - the reigning king when the street was built. (Westminster)
Orion House, WC2H Orion House is a block on Upper St Martin’s Lane (Westminster)
Ormond House, SW1P Ormond House is sited on Arneway Street (Westminster)
Oxendon Street, W1D Oxendon Street, after Sir Henry Oxendon, husband of Mary Baker, daughter of Robert Baker who built the former Piccadilly House nearby (Westminster)
Page Street, SW1P Page Street runs from Regency Street in the west to the junction of John Islip Street and Dean Ryle Street in the east (Westminster)
Panton Street, SW1Y Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century (Westminster)
Parker Street, SW1H Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum (Westminster)
Parliament Square, SW1A Parliament Square is one of the most important squares in Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey (Westminster)
Parliament Street, SW1A Parliament Street is the name of the southernmost stretch of Whitehall as it meets Parliament Square (Westminster)
Pearce House, SW1 Pearce House is a block on Causton Street (Westminster)
Peel House, SW1 Peel House is a block on Causton Street (Westminster)
Pelham House, SW1P Pelham House is sited on Monck Street (Westminster)
PO Box 4, SW1P Dalkeith Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
PO Box 4, WC2E Bedford Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area
Portcullis House, SW1A Portcullis House is a building on Bridge Street (Westminster)
Portugal Street, WC2A Portugal Street was named in honour of Charles II’s Portuguese queen Catherine of Braganza (Westminster)
Post Office Way, SW1H Post Office Way is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Price’s Court, SW1P A street within the SW1P postcode (Westminster)
Prideux Building, SE1 Prideux Building is a block on Westminster Bridge Road (Lambeth)
Princess Mary House, SW1P Princess Mary House is located on Vincent Street (Westminster)
Probyn House, SW1P Probyn House is a block on Page Street (Westminster)
Queen Annes Gate Buildings, SW1H Queen Annes Gate Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Queen Anne’s Gate, SW1H Queen Anne’s Gate runs parallel to Birdcage Walk (Westminster)
Queen’s Building, WC2R Queen’s Building is sited on Grange Court (Westminster)
Queens House, WC2A Queens House is a block on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
Regency House, SW1P Regency House is a block on Regency Place (Westminster)
Regency Place, SW1P Regency Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Regency Street, SW1P Regency Street is home to the Art Deco Regency Cafe (Westminster)
Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A Richmond House Whitehall is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area (Westminster)
Richmond House, SW1A Richmond House is a block on Whitehall (Westminster)
Richmond Terrace Mews, SW1A Richmond Terrace Mews originally led to New Scotland Yard (Westminster)
Richmond Terrace, SW1A Richmond Terrace is on the site of Richmond House, destroyed by a fire on 21 December 1791 (Westminster)
Ridley House, SW1P Ridley House is a block on Monck Street (Westminster)
Rochester Row, SW1P Rochester Row was home to the Bishop of Rochester in 1666 (Westminster)
Rochester Street, SW1P Rochester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Romney Street, SW1P Romney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Rose Street, WC2N Rose Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Royal Opera House, WC2E Royal Opera House is a block on Bow Street (Westminster)
Russell Chambers, WC2E Russell Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Russell Street, WC2E Russell Street is a road in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Rutherford Street, SW1P Rutherford Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Sardinia Street, WC2A Sardinia Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
Sardinia Street, WC2B Sardinia Street, formerly Duke Street, was a street that ran from Prince’s Street in the south to the western side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the north. (Westminster)
Scandia House, W1S Scandia House is a building on Albemarle Street (Westminster)
Schomberg House, SW1P Schomberg House is sited on Page Street (Westminster)
Shelton Street, WC2H Shelton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B Sheridan Buildings is a block on Martlett Court (Westminster)
Slingsby Place, WC2E Slingsby Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Smith Square, SW1P Smith Square was originally developed by Sir James Smith around 1726. (Westminster)
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street - named for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton and landowner (Westminster)
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Westminster)
St Anns Street, SW1P St Anns Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
St Clement’s Building, WC2A St Clement’s Building is a block on Clare Market (Westminster)
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A St Clement’s Passage is a road in the WC2A postcode area (Westminster)
St Clements Lane, WC2A St Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
St Giles House, WC2B Residential block (Westminster)
St Martins Court, WC2H St Martins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
St Martins Lane, WC2N St Martins Lane runs up to Seven Dials from St Martin’s-in-the-Fields (Westminster)
St Martins Street, WC2H St Martins Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
St Matthew Street, SW1P St Matthew Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
St Vincents Centre, SW1P St Vincents Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
St. Margaret Street, SW1P St Margaret Street is the road immediately outside Westminster Hall (Westminster)
St. Matthew Street, SW1P St. Matthew Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Standbrook House, W1S Standbrook House is a block on Old Bond Street (Westminster)
Star Yard, WC2A Star Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
Stewart House, SW1P Stewart House is a block on Erasmus Street (Westminster)
Storey’s Gate, SW1H Abraham Storey, one of Wren’s master-masons, built Storey’s Gate that now commemorates his name. (Westminster)
Strand Bridge House, WC2 Strand Bridge House is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Bridge House, WC2R Strand Bridge House is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Building, WC2R Strand Building is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Lane, WC2R Strand Lane is a road in the WC2R postcode area (Westminster)
Strand Underpass, WC2R Strand Underpass is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Strand, WC2R Strand is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Strutton Court, SW1P Strutton Court is a block on Strutton Ground (Westminster)
Strutton Ground, SW1P Strutton Ground is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Suffolk Place, SW1Y The Earl of Suffolk (Thomas Howard) was the reason for the naming of Suffolk Place (Westminster)
Suffolk Street, SW1Y Suffolk Street was named after Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who owned a stable yard attached to Northumberland House which lay on this site (Westminster)
Surrey Street, WC2R Surrey Street was built on land once occupied by Arundel House and its gardens (Westminster)
Tavistock Street, WC2B Tavistock Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Westminster)
Temple Pier Victoria Embankment, WC2R Temple Pier Victoria Embankment is a location in London (Westminster)
Thames House, SW1P Thames House is a block on Millbank (Westminster)
The Arcade, WC2B The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
The Courthouse, SW1P The Courthouse is a block on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court is a road in the WC2R postcode area (Westminster)
The Fry Building, SW1P The Fry Building is located on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
The Market Piazza, WC2E The Market Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market The Piazza, WC2E The Market The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market, WC2E The Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Piazza, WC2E The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Queen’s Steps, SE1 The Queen’s Steps is a road in the SE1 postcode area (South Bank)
The Queen’s Walk, SE1 The Queen’s Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area (South Bank)
The Sanctuary, SW1P The Sanctuary is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
The Terrace, SW1A The Terrace is a road in the SW1A postcode area (Westminster)
The Terrace, SW1P The Terrace is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Thomas More Building, WC2A Thomas More Building is a building on Strand (Westminster)
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H Thomas Neal Centre is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Thorney Street, SW1P Thorney Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Tonbridge House, WC2H Tonbridge House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Tothill House, SW1P Tothill House is part of the Grosvenor Estate (Westminster)
Tothill Street, SW1H Tothill Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Tower House, WC2E Tower House is a block on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Tower House, WC2R Tower House is located on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Transport House, SW1P Transport House can be found on Dean Bradley Street (Westminster)
Tufton Court, SW1 Tufton Court can be found on Tufton Street (Westminster)
Tufton Street, SW1P Tufton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Udall Street, SW1V Udall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Westminster)
Vere Street, WC2B Vere Street was a street in the Lincoln’s Inn Fields area (Westminster)
Victoria Chambers, SW1P Victoria Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Victoria Embankment, SW1A Victoria Embankment leads north out of the Westminster area (River Thames)
Victoria Street, SW1P Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Vincent House, SW1P Vincent House is sited on Hide Place (Westminster)
Vincent Square, SW1P Vincent Square is a large grass-covered square which provides playing fields for Westminster School, which owns it (Westminster)
Vincent Street, SW1P Vincent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Waterman House, WC2 Waterman House is a block on Kingsway (Westminster)
Waterman House, WC2B Waterman House is sited on Kingsway (Westminster)
Wellington Street, WC2E Wellington Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Wellington Terrace, WC2E Wellington Terrace is a street in Paddington (Westminster)
Westminster Bridge, SE1 Westminster Bridge links Westminster on the west side with Lambeth on the east side (River Thames)
Westminster Central Hall, SW1H Westminster Central Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Westminster House, SW1P Westminster House is sited on Millbank (Westminster)
Westminster Mansions, SW1P Westminster Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P Westminster Palace Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Westminster Pier, SW1A Westminster Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area (River Thames)
Whitcomb Street, WC2H Whitcomb Street - named after William Whitcomb, 17th century brewer and property developer (Westminster)
Whitehall Court, SW1A Whitehall Court runs north from Horse Guards Avenue (Westminster)
Whitehall Gardens, SW1A Whitehall Gardens is a road in the SW1A postcode area (Westminster)
Whitehall Place, SW1A Whitehall Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area (Westminster)
Whitehall, SW1A Whitehall is recognised as the centre of the government of the United Kingdom (Westminster)
Wild Street, WC2B Wild Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
William Sinkins House, WC2A William Sinkins House is a block on Carey Street (Westminster)
Williams House, SW1P Williams House is sited on Montaigne Close (Westminster)
Windsor House, SW1H Windsor House is a block on Victoria Street (Westminster)
Wood Street , SW1P Little Peter Street became Wood Street in 1868 (Westminster)

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