The Jubilee line..... It looks like the inside of the Tardis. If Dr Who lived in a tube station it would be Westminster. All the touristy things are here Big Ben, Whitehall and Downing St are all nearby.
The District line goes to my house to so yay for that!
Also there's like ministers and stuff driving around in fancy Jaguars right above your head so it's got that going for it.
For a station that services so many attractions we had a pretty easy time getting in, out and around. We even went post rush hour so surprisingly it wasnt too awful. A modern station that links us non natives to the Abbey, Eye, and Big Ben. We had walked here initially from Green Park but the ride back was smooth and effortless
At this time of year, the station is very busy. According to a Mastercard survey, London is the most visited city in the world and in the height of summer, this station is a veritable Tower of Babel with throngs flocking to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.
As noted by Bruce K, it's a modern looking station and they've tried to make lots of space but unfortunately, there's a crush at the ticket barriers when it gets busy because to be fair to new visitors to our fair city, using the Oyster readers for some tickets and having to insert paper tickets in the front is confusing. The Underground should really be making it more obvious how to use the gates.
There are quite a few ticket machines but once again, they prove quite difficult to use if you're a new visitor to London and are not sure how travel zones/day tickets/Oyster top up v weekly passes/etc work. Also very shameful that Transport for London try to bully everyone into having an Oyster card by making single journeys double the cost without one. There also aren't enough staff around to help visitors who need help or can't read English.
The main problem at the moment are all the works happening just outside the station which causes quite unpleasant crushes of people at the moment and I've only experienced it at the weekend. It must get dangerous at peak commuter times
3 stars because I like my stations with more character or efficiency.
Travel can be hard and not everything goes as planned. It can be expensive, exhausting and sometimes you think to yourself, "Why did I do this?"
Then you have one of those experiences, where you just say "Wow!" And all the lines, grouchy travelers and thoughts of that credit card bill you will receive upon your return just melt away. There are some things you just need to see in person.
During our stay in London, we purchased a daily travel pass and took dozens of trips a day on the Tube. On our very first trip, we got off at the Westminster Tube Station. We followed the signs and ended up taking the stairs so you ascend to street level in the shadow of Big Ben and the Parliament Building.
The expression on my son's face will stay with me for a lifetime. I couldn't have picked a better stop to begin our visit to London. He wanted to return here everyday and would race up the stairs to take in that quintessential London view. Worth every penny.
Westminster was recently completely remodeled and I suppose they decided to save some quid (local currency) and eliminated all of the pretty colors and wall paintings that appear in so many other Tube stations. This is the most utilitarian station I've seen anywhere - lots of exposed concrete and steel beams and ventilation shafts. Perhaps this was by intent?
Regardless, this is a very busy station directly underneath the Palace of Westminster (aka the House of Parliament) on the river. It is in travelcard zone 1 and there are multiple ticket barricades and Oyster readers abound. Excellent signage points the way to the various sights from underground so you don't have to come out the wrong staircase and have to cross streets.
Westminster (not Westminister) is on the Jubilee line between Waterloo and Green Park. On the District/Circle, it's on the south side of the curcle, between St. James's Park and Embankment. Like some of the other busy tourist stations that have been recently remodeled, they have installed the platform screens by the platform edge to prevent people falling onto the tracks.
Lots of security and patrolling officers.
There is also a reserved security entrance for direct entry to the Houses of Parliament.
Well this station is all kinds of fun! It's a bit like something out of Star Trek. That makes it fun in my book. Granted, I don't use this stop very often but when i do it's lots of fun indeed.
More tube stations should look like they're in sci-fi films. Brilliant design.
One of my favourite tube stations in all of London!
It has lifts to get to the various platforms, which is great if you have suitcases.
One of its many exits gets you out right under Big Ben. I'd highly recommend this as the first place anyone visiting London gets to see. That's how I did it for me, although completely by accident. And I'll never forget it to this day.
It sits on the north side of the Thames riverbank, right at the height of Westminster Bridge, possibly the second most photographed bridge in britain, due to the Houses of Parliament backdrop it offers.
It is very close to the London eye, right in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and a 2min walk from Westminster abbey.
Tube stations straight from a sci-fi film are incredible. Luckily the Jubilee line doesn't disappoint. However, whilst I've been here many times I did manage to get lost on my last visit and take the long route from Jubilee to District lines meaning I've now seen even more of the station than I usually do.
Admittedly if I'm at Westminster tube station it's usually as part of the Circle Line pub crawl, so even if I have seen more, I don't remember it...
Great location for a tube station. No matter what exit you go out you're met with great London views. Choose the right exit (probably by accident) and you're right at the base of Big Ben! Spectacular.
This Tube station is incredibly busy and basically a gigantic clusterfuck (wait, aren't they all?) but I have to give 4 stars because once you emerge from the dark depths of the station, you're greeted with Big Ben RIGHT IN YO' FACE. Plus the House of Parliament....and just down the road, Westminster Abbey. There's no question you're in London. And that's pretty rad.
This is a pretty typical tube stop. What makes it special is what's just above it - the clock tower holding Big Ben and Parliament Building - not to mention Westminster itself. It's an easy walk to the London Eye from here.
Great tube stop if you want to get to Parliament and Westminster Abbey or anything else nearby. Pretty clean station, as we're other tube stops, but I think this exit/entrance location is off to the side, probably due to all the old establishments?? But definitely use this is you want to get to Westminster Town!
How can you not just love this station? Lots of space, lots of glass and the best bit of all you asend into Parliament Square. If you haven't explored this area do and if you have do it again soon!
Not so bad.
I love the London Tube Stations there is just about knowhere in London you cant get to. London has some of the best public transportation in the world.
the best way to get to and fro around london is the tube, and if you get on the wrong tube just hop on another and go back and try again. Crowds can be fun at times but that all adds to the experience. ost of using the tube is alot cheaper the going by taxi and alot quicker too
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