Westminster, City of Westminster, London

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Westminster is part of the city of Westminster lying on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London. The area is popular for showcasing some of London's most prestigious attractions like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Prior to its current status, Westminster was part of Middlesex and the name Westminster came from the ancient description of an abbey called West Minster, or monastery church. The Palace of Westminster is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Westminster Abbey was built in the former Thorney Island and has became the traditional venue of coronation of kings and queens of England, while the nearby Palace of Westminster became the principal royal residence and later housed the Parliament and law courts of England. Westminster has witnessed the economic, political and cultural evolution of London.

Near the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey are two popular educational institutions: the Westminster School, a prestigious English public school and three of four campuses of the University of Westminster.

Population in the area is mostly residential, mostly are in the working class community in Peabody Trust estates. The Westminter Village isnít referring to a geographical area but a social circle of Members of Parliament, political journalists and others connected to events in the Palace of Westminster.