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BEST SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON, UK

City of Westminster Private Schools & Special Schools

WELCOME TO WESTMINSTER'S BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In London Westminster

For anyone planning a move to or within the City of Westminster in inner London, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic part of London.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, City of Westminster's famous areas include Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair and Paddington.

The City of Westminster has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from brilliantly located apartments, period terrace houses and innovative new builds to  executive housing, family townhouses and apartments. 

"The City of Westminster occupies much of the central area of Greater London.Many of London’s most renowned sites are situated in the borough, including St James’s Palace, Buckingham Place, the Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street. It is also home to the West End, London’s most famous shopping area. Streets within the borough include Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Bond Street. Few places can match Westminster for its range of attractions. Spanning Michelin-starred hotspots and low-key cafes, there are plenty of places to eat in Westminster and some cosy watering holes too." Visit London

The City of Westminster is located right in the centre of London, sitting on the northern bank of the River Thames. The borough of Camden borders The City of Westminster to the north east, with Kensington and Chelsea to the west, Brent to the north west and Lambeth to the south. 

The City of Westminster is famous for its abundance of architectural and historical beauty, the London borough has over 11,000 listed buildings! These include Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & the Houses of Parliament. 

For more fun facts about figures about The City of Westminster and the surrounding areas of The City of Westminster, scroll down to our City of Westminster feature page! 

 

 

TOP PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN CITY OF WESTMINSTER, ENGLAND, UK

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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in City of Westminster, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in City of Westminster (or you already live in City of Westminster but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in City of Westminster there is a big choice of high quality City of Westminster schools, with a number of the City of Westminster’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

City of Westminster’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In City of Westminster UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in City of Westminster and in the suburbs of Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair and Paddington by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.

 

 

THE BEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS & COLLEGES IN WESTMINSTER

Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Westminster, some of the best of which being:

 


 

Eaton Square School

Belgravia, London, England, SW1V 1PP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-13 Years, Day

Eaton Square School offer's a well-balanced education, placing an emphasis on developing the whole child pupils will be fully prepared to take their own place in an ever-changing world.

[Read More About Eaton Square School…]

 


 

St Paul’s Cathedral School

City of London, London, England, EC4M 9AD

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

St Paul’s aims to instil a love of learning through a broad curriculum. It aims to give each pupil the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, personally, physically, culturally and spiritually.

[Read More About St Paul’s Cathedral School…]

 


 

Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In London, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:

 

 

MOVING TO WESTMINSTER? RELOCATING TO WESTMINSTER?

Where To Live In City of Westminster, England, UK

The most popular neighbourhoods in the City of Westminster area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  City of Westminster, City of Westminster, UK (261,300)

>  Regent’s Park, UK (16,500)

>  Lancaster Gate, City of Westminster, UK (16,100)

>  Hyde Park ,City of Westminster, UK (16,000)

>  Abbey Road, City of Westminster, UK (15,800) 

>  Bryanston & Dorset Square, City of Westminster, UK (15,400)

>  Westbourne, City of Westminster, UK (15,000)

>  Marylebone High Street, City of Westminster, UK (14,200)

>  West End, City of Westminster, UK (14,000)

>  Queen’s Park, City of Westminster, UK (13,800)

>  Harrow Road, City of Westminster, UK (13,300)

>  Church Street, City of Westminster, UK (13,300)

>  St James’s, City of Westminster, UK (12,900)

>  Vincent Square, City of Westminster, UK (12,800)

>  Little Venice, City of Westminster, UK (12,600)

>  Bayswater, City of Westminster, UK (12,300)

 

 

FOCUS ON... LIVING IN CITY OF WESTMINSTER, ENGLAND, UK

The City of Westminster is a very popular place to live and many people move to the City of Westminster each year, or near to The City of Westminster and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to the City of Westminster are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to the City of Westminster in order to enjoy a different pace of life of the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About City of Westminster, England, UK

> FACT 1: Westminster has been described by UNESCO as an area of outstanding universal value. This World Heritage Site has many breathtaking architectural sights including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret Church. Big Ben, perhaps the most recognisable symbol of London, is one of the country's most treasured landmarks and has recently undergone a pound3.5 billion restoration project.

> FACT 2: Oxford Street, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world, is located in Westminster. Stretching all the way from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch, it is estimated that over half a million visitors enjoy browsing in and among some of the streets 300 shops!

> FACT 3: Mozart lived on 15 Frith Street in Westminster from 1764-5 at the age of 8. The famous composer was visiting London on a European tour after his father published his performances, organising events for him in every venue possible. It is even rumoured that Mozart started Symphony No. 4 in D Major whilst living in Westminster.

> FACT 4: The French House, a small pub on Dean Street is one of London's most historical destinations. The pub has earned its incredible reputation through its tradition of only serving half pints with the only exception being on April 1st, where Suggs (lead singer of the band Madness) pours the first pint of the day!

> FACT 5: Westminster Abbey features a famous poets corner where many of the most famous playwrights, poets and authors are buried. Some of the most famous names include William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Geoggrey Chaucer, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.

> FACT 6: The Palace of Westminster, where the House of Lords and House of Commons sit, is one of the most famous architectural structures in Britain. However there are many interesting features on the inside as well, with over 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, a hairdressers, a rifle range and 8 pubs!

> FACT 7: Westminster Bridge, one of the most famous bridges across the River Thames, has recently been used in a number of film sets including Monty Python, Dr Who and 28 days later.

> FACT 8: The Houses of Parliament is rumoured to have over 2 miles of secret, underground passages. Most recently, historians have discovered a secret door that many believe had been used as a secret entrance for previous Prime Ministers such as Robert Walpole and William Pitt the younger.

> FACT 9: Calling all coffee lovers! Visit Bar Italia on Frith Street to taste the delightful beans of London first official Italian coffee bar. Lou and Caterina Polledri opened Bar Italia in 1949 and from then on the shop became an epicentre for the italian community.

> FACT 10: Among the streets of Soho, a trendy part of Westminster, there are seven small noses. They are hidden on the side of tall walls and buildings or near gutters and out of plain sight. The noses were placed by Artist Rick Buckley as a protest against CCTV but entertain many as they can be surprisingly hard to spot!

Where To Live In City of Westminster, UK

The City of Westminster and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, mansion, with or without granny annex, garden or courtyard.& There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, City of Westminster and the areas near City of Westminster are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Paddington Exchange City of Westminster, Fitzroy Place City of Westminster, West End Quay City of Westminster, Paddington Gardens City of Westminster, Dolphin Square City of Westminster, Old Queen Street City of Westminster, Queen Anne&rsquos Gate City of Westminster, St James&rsquos Park City of Westminster, Smith Square City of Westminster, Lord North Street City of Westminster, Gayfere Street City of Westminster, Cowley Street City of Westminster, Barton Street City of Westminster.

Commuting To And From City of Westminster By Rail Or Road

Relocating to The City of Westminster is especially popular with those who have offices based in London and are happy to commute into the centre for the majority of the week. .

Others are happy to commute regularly to The City of London, Canary Wharf, The West End and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> The City of Westminster To City of London: The City is about 4 miles by road from The City of Westminster via the A5204 and driving to the centre of The City from The City of Westminster normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from The City of Westminster, with tubes taking from 20 minutes via the Central Line to get to the City of London.

> The City of Westminster To Canary Wharf:  Canary Wharf is about 7 miles by road from The City of Westminster via the A3211 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from City of Westminster normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from The City of Westminster, with tubes taking from 30 minutes to 35 minutes via the Central, Jubilee or DLR Lines to get to Canary Wharf

> The City of Westminster To The West End: The West End is about 2miles by road from the City of Westminster via the A5204 and driving to the centre of The West End from the City of Westminster normally takes under 10 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The West End from the City of Westminster, with tubes taking from 12 minutes via the Central Line to get to The West End.

 

 

Nearest Airports To City of Westminster, UK

The nearest airport to The City of Westminster is London City International Airport (LCY) which is 8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (under 14 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (under 23 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (under 28 miles). 

 

 

ESTATE AGENTS IN THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, ENGLAND, UK

Central London Estate Agents

www.centrallondonestateagent.co.uk

Marylebone Estate Agents

www.bhhslondonproperties.com

Dexters Westminster Estate Agents

www.dexters.co.uk

Huttons Property Estate Agents

www.huttonsproperty.co.uk

Knightsbridge Estate Agents

www.knightsbridge.uk.com

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