The official seal of the city of Westminster. London is truly a city of great character, but it did not start out as a city, it was originally a collection of small villages that grew until they merged into one. A walking tour of the East End is a walk back in history. Hand operated water pumps where the locals used to get their water are still anchored in the sidewalk. An old pub along the south bank of the River Thames (in Dickens neighborhood) still sports a sawdust floor and nearby stands Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. On the north side of the river, one can trace the steps and events of Jack The Ripper (I recommend you take your walk during the day). Westminster is the city in the centre of the larger city of London. Home of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Whitehall and Number 10 Downing Street, home of the Prime Ministers since 1732. Trafalger Square is just up the road, not far from Buckingham Palace. The Cabinet War Rooms where Churchill and his War Cabinet met during WWII remains open to the public and Soho (renowned for pleasures of the table, the flesh and the intellect since the 17th century), awaits the artist, musician, and writer. Covent Garden with its open market and theatre district awaits those seeking selective shopping and entertainment. The home of the world famous Chelsea Soccer Club (stadium at Stamford Bridge)) is only a few minutes to the west by underground, as is Hyde Park with its famous Speakers Corner where, on Sundays, one will be entertained by joining the crowd and listening to people “letting off steam” while standing on their “soap boxes.” Everything is there, even a boat to take you down the river Thames from Westminster Bridge to the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London which is not far from St. Paul’s Cathedral. What more can you ask for? Westminster is where you want to begin your London experience.
Horse Brass: City of Westminster Crest
Horse Brass: City of Westminster Crest.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Individually cast using only the finest British brass.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left after casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|