Westminster

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There can be few cities in Britain with such historical significance and such architectural heritage as Westminster. And still this ancient city lies at the very heart of Britains's governance. Home of the UK government at the Palace of Westminster and London's famous West End, known as 'Theatreland', the borough contains more landmarks per square mile than anywhere else in the capital.

Along with the City of London, Greater London's other great and historic city, the two cities are like London's eyes each feeding its hemisphere of the capital's brain in a polarised political dance lasting centuries.

Trafalgar square, which is bordered by the National Gallery and dominated by Nelson's Column, is seen as the centre of London and acts as a hub for the rest of the borough.

Westminster is also officially the Queen's place of residence, with Buckingham Palace within it's boundaries, as well as being a centre for public recreation: the Royal Albert Hall, Lord's Cricket Ground, Hyde Park and Regent's Park (home of London Zoo) are all in the borough.

Westminster is home to some of world's most exclusive shopping and residential districts, including Covent Garden, Soho and Mayfair. In recent years Mayfair property prices have continued to soar with small apartments regularly selling for over 1 million.

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