Not to be confused with the more-famous Westminster Abbey, just a short walk away, Westminster Cathedral is England’s most important Roman Catholic Church and an architectural landmark in its own right. Built at the turn of the 20th century, the striking terracotta-brick building is renowned for its unique neo-Byzantine architecture and remains the only example of its kind in London.
As well as admiring the red-and-white-striped façade, visitors are free to explore the church’s exquisite interiors, or climb the 83 meter tall bell-tower, where the views extend across the city. The cathedral also holds daily services and is the only cathedral in the world to sing daily Mass and Vespers, performed by the world-renowned Westminster Cathedral Choir.
Westminster Cathedral is located on Francis Street in Westminster and the nearest tube station is Victoria. The cathedral is open daily from 7am to 8pm and is free to enter, with a charge of £5 to climb the bell tower. Services are held daily.