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Things To Do In Westminster For Elderly Adults

As an older adult living in Westminster, it can be difficult to meet other people your own age. This is why we have created this guide for Things To Do In Westminster For The Elderly. There are many social groups and activities in the London area for older people to make friends and discover new hobbies.

 If you would like to visit the local places of interest or find a library near you, you can find information below about where to find them. You can use this guide to get ideas for places to visit in Westminster as well as finding activities for older people.



Places of interest

If you are looking for interesting days out for the elderly in Westminster, these places of interest offer a great day out.

Westminster Abbey

Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join the abbey for worship at daily services.

Banqueting House

A Revolutionary Building. Spectacular Paintings. Royal execution site. Discover the dramatic story of Banqueting House.

London Eye

The London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Thames River Cruise 

Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and more. See the best views in London with   River Thames sightseeing cruises.

Madame Tussauds

With more than 250 lifelike wax figures of your favourite celebrities you can get your photo taken with the stars.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, a palace of secret stories and public lives, has been influenced by generations of royal women.


Parks, Farms and Walks

Are you looking for places to go with your parents in Westminster? There are plenty of parks, farms and walks for people of all ages to enjoy.

Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens is a small pocket of green space in the heart of Westminster, between the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Millbank and Lambeth Bridge.

Saint John's Gardens

Saint John's Gardens is formed around a central fountain feature, and contains numerous large London Plane trees that dominate the space.

Riverside Walk Gardens

The space is triangular in form and contemporary in feel – it creates a calmer area adjacent to the busy Millbank Road and a more pleasant green route for those walking to Tate Britain or the river-bus pier.

Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm is a three acre working farm; a rural oasis, in the heart of Tower Hamlets. We give children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts.

020 7790 8204

Deen City Farm

Deen City Farm is an urban farm with an educational focus in the heart of the London Borough of Merton. 

020 8543 5300

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is a working community farm in Rotherhithe that aims to educate local people about where their food comes from and promotes getting active outdoors.

0207 237 6892 

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall city farm is a little piece of the countryside in central London. Enjoy a fun day out and experience all the sights, sounds and smells of rural life. 

020 7582 4204


Westminster Museums

Visiting the museums in Westminster offer the perfect day out for elderly people in London.

British Museum 

The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.

Freud Museum

The Freud Museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and his daughter Anna Freud.

Sutton House

Explore a Tudor gem in thriving Hackney at Sutton House. Delve into the past with original Tudor features and enjoy modern community life with our family events, film screenings and more.

British Library

The Treasures Gallery that displays over 200 items, including Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible and lyrics by the Beatles.

Churchill War Rooms

Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War.

National Gallery

The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Enjoy works by artists including Van Gogh, Titian, Rembrandt and Turner.

Tate Britain

London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day.

The Courtauld Gallery

World-famous paintings include Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Renoir’s La Loge.

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts put on world-class exhibitions of art from around the world, welcoming hundreds of thousands of people to our galleries each year.


Libraries in Westminster

 There are a number of libraries in the Westminster area which offer activities and events for elderly people to take part in. Find your local library below.

Charing Cross Library

4 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HF

020 7641 6200

Church Street Library

67 Church Street, London, NW8 8EU

020 7641 6200

Express Library

10 St Ann’s Street, London, SW1P 2DE

020 7641 6200

Little Venice Sports Centre Library

10 Crompton Street London W2 1ND

020 7641 6200

Maida Vale Library

Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2QT

020 7641 6200

Marylebone Library

9-11 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 9UQ

020 7641 6200

Mayfair Library

25 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PB

020 7641 4901

Paddington Library

Porchester Road, London, W2 5DU

020 7641 4471

Pimlico Library

Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT

020 7641 6200

Queen's Park Library

666 Harrow Road, London, W10 4NE

020 7641 6200

St John's Wood Library

20 Circus Road, London, NW8 6PD

020 7641 5089

Victoria Library

160 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9UD

020 7641 6200

Westminster Chinese Library

Westminster Chinese Library is based at Charing Cross Library and holds one of the largest collections of Chinese materials in UK public libraries.

020 7641 5089

Westminster Music Library

160 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9UD

020 7641 6200

Westminster Reference Library

35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP

020 7641 6200


Day Centres and Lunch Clubs

 Day Centres and Lunch Clubs offer a great opportunity for people over the age of 50 to meet friends and take part in social activities.

Let’s Get Together

Age UK Westminster organise monthly social events for Westminster residents aged 50 plus, who live alone and/or are struggling with loneliness.

020 3004 5610

Open Age Activities

Open Age run over 380 activities every week. Activities include a wide range of physical classes, dance, creative and performing arts, IT, languages, current affairs social groups and speakers, weekly trips, tea dances plus health and taster days.

02089624141

Church of Our Lady Over 50s Club

The Over 50s club meets on Tuesdays during term time, between 1.30pm and 3.45pm. Activities include: Speakers on various subjects, Social events and Bingo.

020 7286 3214

Dutch Pot Lunch and Social Club

The club offers lunch and social activities for senior citizens and can signpost help and advice services available locally. Activities include concerts, outings, bingo, exercises, shopping trips, arts and crafts, enjoying 'home cooked' dishes, meeting people and socialising.

0207 286 1222

Penfold Community Hub

Penfold Community Hub offers stimulating and accessible activities, as well as advice and information, to Westminster residents aged over 50. Services include: Singing groups, Bingo, minibus and coach outings

020 3815 0033

Abbey Community Centre

Lots of fun activities, opportunities, and projects for people aged 50 +?

0203 397 4583

Age Link

Age Link links volunteers with older people who are housebound. Outings include theatre and boat trips and summer seaside trips and a Christmas party.

01895 676689

Church Street Drop-in Centre

Drop-in-Centre for the over 50s and the retired. Lunch available daily and other other refreshments throughout the day.

020 7724 5551

Covent Garden Community Centre

The Centre provides events, classes, activities and a place to meet to people of all ages. No membership is required to attend before 18:00.

020 7691 1577

St Paul's Church Centre

The Centre is open to everyone, no membership required. St Paul's Church Centre  provides activities, classes, support and advice through a number of local groups. Activities include line dancing, Monkey Music, Tai Chi and the Thursday Club.

020 7724 8517