The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it was the first polytechnic to open in London. The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992.
Westminster University, also known as Westminster Castle, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and overlooks the city of Denver. Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado.