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City of Westminster
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City of Westminster

City of Westminster

Shown within Greater London
Status: London borough, City (1540)
- Total
Ranked 346th
21.48 km²
ONS code: 00BK
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
Ranked 72nd
8,875 / km²
Ethnicity: 73.2% White
8.9% S.Asian
7.4% Afro-Carib.
2.2% Chinese

Westminster London Borough Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Karen Buck, Mark Field
London Assembly:
- Member
West Central London
- Angie Bray

The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It was extended in 1965 to include the former Metropolitan Boroughs of St. Marylebone and Paddington in the north. The city contains most of London's West End, and the permanent headquarters of the United Kingdom's government, with the Palace of Westminster, Whitehall, and the Royal Courts of Justice.

Table of contents
1 Demographics
2 Locations and landmarks
3 Transportation
4 Individuals
5 See also


According to the 2001 census the borough has a population of 181,286. It should be noted that serious doubt has been cast on the accuracy of this figure. Westminster City Council has undertaken several studies which have shown higher populations as part of a campaign (supported by both political parties on the council) to have the population estimate raised, which would increase its grant from the United Kingdom Government. Realistic estimates of the population of Westminster are closer to 220,000. 73% of the population are white, 4% black african and 3% indian. 35% of households are owner-occupiers.

See Shirley Porter for information on the illegal 'Building stable communities' exercise of the 1980s.

Locations and landmarks




Roads, streets & squares



Mainline stations

Tube stations


See also List of people buried at Westminster Abbey.

See also

Greater London | London
London boroughs : Barking and Dagenham | Barnet | Bexley | Brent | Bromley | Camden | City of London | Croydon | Ealing | Enfield | Greenwich | Hackney | Hammersmith and Fulham | Haringey | Harrow | Havering | Hillingdon | Hounslow | Islington | Kensington and Chelsea | Kingston | Lambeth | Lewisham | Merton | Newham | Redbridge | Richmond | Southwark | Sutton | Tower Hamlets | Waltham Forest | Wandsworth | Westminster
Greater London Authority | London Assembly | Mayor of London