Located in the heart of Central London, the area known as Victoria is named after the monarch, Queen Victoria (1819-1901) who reigned for 63 years. Queen Victoria was the last monarch from the House of Hanover and the first to live in Buckingham Palace. Many of the buildings and historical monuments in this area pay homage to both Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. Victoria is central to shopping, dining, museums and a variety of attractions.
1. Victoria and Albert Museum
The museum houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary and historic decorative arts and design objects. The extensive collection features objects from a montage of disciplines such as fashion, photography, architecture, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and metalwork.
2. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is the burial and commemorative location of the most important figures in British history. It has been the coronation church of the British monarchy since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs.
3. Houses of Parliament
As a constitutional monarchy, the United Kingdom’s political center is located in the Houses of Parliament. The Houses of Parliament, also known as Westminster Palace, consist of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. A palace and former residence of kings, the Houses of Parliament is the location of political debate, decision-making, and taxes. It includes the giant clocktower, Big Ben.
4. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has been home to the British family for centuries, a place for Royal ceremonies and the headquarters of the monarchy. Visitors can tour the State Rooms, locations of ceremonies and entertaining, during the summer. Tours of the Royal Mews, which are working stables are also available. The Royal Mews contains historic carriages and coaches used by the Royal family throughout history.
5. The Queen’s Gallery
Located in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Gallery features an extensive collection of Royal art, jewels and other objects of interest to the kings and queens. The museum contains over 1 million objects and is the largest royal collection in Europe.
2015-16 Theatre Events
Victoria, Central London, is full of non-stop entertainment and events. The Victoria Palace Theatre is presenting the musical “Billy Elliot” from 2015 through 2016. The Apollo Theatre presents “Wicked” from 2015 through April 2016.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a native Londoner, Victoria, Central London, has something for everybody. Minibus Hire in London has been providing quality service to customers for years, and can quickly get you to your destination. We know that London is a city that never sleeps, so we provide convenient 24 hour, 7 day a week service to customers. Choose from cars, buses, and a variety of vehicles when you book your trip. Booking is fast, easy and can be done online, via phone or email. Contact us for a quote!