Living in Westminster area information and guide

Westminster area overview

Moments from London's iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, lies a central London neighbourhood filled with peaeful cathedral precincts, and some of London's finest Queen Anne and Georgian period homes. Once only a home for politicians, Westminster's central location and proximity to the river, mean it is becoming more and more popular as a place to live, especially with foreigners and top business people.

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Key statistics for
Westminster SW1

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Power Brokers
20 - 29 years old
United States of America, Republic of Ireland, France
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Westminster?

Westminster contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • The centre of government (SW1A)
  • Buckingham Gate (SW1E)
  • St James Park (SW1H)
  • Westminster Abbey (SW1P)
  • Pimlico (SW1V)
  • Belgravia (SW1W)
  • Belgrave Square (SW1X)
  • St James (SW1Y)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Westminster

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Victoria
Victoria
District
Circle
Oxford Circus (4 min)
Victoria
Network Rail
Victoria (0 min)
St James's Park
District
Circle
Embankment (3 min)
Pimlico
Victoria
Oxford Circus (7 min)
Hyde Park Corner
Piccadilly
Leicester Square (5 min)
Sloane Square
District
Circle
Embankment (8 min)
Westminster
Jubilee
District
Circle
Bond Street (4 min)
Green Park
Victoria
Piccadilly
Jubilee
Oxford Circus (2 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: United States of America

United States of America

10% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

8% of non-UK born population

France

5% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Power Brokers

This area is dominated by wealthy and ambitious high-fliers who live in the best urban flats.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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