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Leisure, libraries and the community

How to make the most of living in Westminster.


Read, learn, connect.

Library opening times and contact details

View opening times, contact details, services available and disabled access at each library in Westminster.

Westminster Archives

Find local records, maps, newspapers, images, censuses and more.


Physical activity, leisure and sport across the City of Westminster.


Support your local community by volunteering in Westminster.

Arts and culture

Westminster is a city of culture. Find out about inspiring careers, community, health and happiness.

Grant funding opportunities

More information about grants funded and managed by the council and when they are open for applications.

Crime and community safety

From crime prevention and victim support, to planning your route home after a night on the town.

Parks and open spaces

Information about our parks, opening times, and contact information.

Cemeteries and bereavement

The City of Westminster operates three cemeteries which are situated outside the borough.

Building accessibility

How we are working to improve building around Westminster for all.

Dogs and animal welfare

Find information on lost and stray dogs, microchipping, the animal warden service, and reporting animal welfare issues.

Community halls

Venue information and opening times for community halls in Westminster.

Green Flag Awards

Find out about our award-winning parks and public spaces .

Rough sleeping support

Helping to end rough sleeping in Westminster

Walking and cycling

Discover how we support walking and cycling in the city.

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Financial support for local projects to strengthen ties between members of the armed forces and the general public.

Armed forces

Promoting local civilian understanding and support for the military and veterans.

The Hidden Network

Helping to end rough sleeping in Westminster

Charities and community grants

Find out more about Edward Harvist Trust and Paddington Charities and how to apply for one of their grants.

Public toilets

Find your nearest public toilet facilities in the City of Westminster.

Right to bid for assets of community value

Your legal right to bid for an asset in your community.

Water fountains

Find a public water fountain in the City of Westminster.

Seymour Centre Project

Keep up to date on the new plans

Seymour Centre Project FAQs

Find out about the plans for the improvement of the Seymour Centre, and the temporary relocation of some exercise classes.

Leisure centres in Westminster

Find more information about leisure centres, parks and open spaces in Westminster.

Community Events Fund

Funding is available for communities in Westminster to lead and organise events.

Tree pit gardening advice

Guidance and advice for residents who would like to grow plants around the trees in Westminster’s streets.

Voluntary and Community Sector Investment Strategy

Read more about our VCS strategy and how we plan to invest in our local voluntary and community sector.