Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066) had a church (or minster) built on Thorney Island in the Thames, west of what was then London (the basis of the present City of London. This became known as Westminster.

As well as Westminster Abbey it now contains the Houses of Parliament and many government offices.

Notable buildings in WestminsterEdit

  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
    • Westminster Cathedral

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