Parliament Square  

 
 
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Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX
 
 

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Parliament SquareLocated outside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square occupies a politically significant position and has often been the focus of protest and controversy - Brian Haw's famous Iraq war vigil is a case in point. Statues of political heavyweights overlook the grassy square with George Canning, Benjamin Disraeli and Robert Peel standing proud along with Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. It also provides the finish for the annual New Year's Parade held on 1st January.

 

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London's New Year's Day ParadeLondon's New Year's Day ParadeLondon's New Year's Day ParadeAmerican cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands appear in front of over half a million spectators at London's New Year's Day Parade. The parade, which has been entertaining London since its inception on January 1st 1987, takes around three hours to weaves its way along the 2.2 mile central London route, from outside The Ritz Hotel to Parli2019-01-01T12:00:00+00002019-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Parliament Square,   Westminster Bridge      SW1P 3JX
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American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands appear in front of over half a million spectators at London's New Year's Day Parade. The parade, which has been entertaining London since its inception on January 1st 1987, takes around three hours to weaves its way along the 2.2 mile central London route, from outside The Ritz Hotel to Parli... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
3 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  28% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £147  39% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 8 minutes from Parliament Square
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  27% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Other Attractions nearest Parliament Square

Nearest to Parliament Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Parliament Square
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Parliament Square
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 11 minutes from Parliament Square
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Parliament Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Parliament Square
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Parliament Square
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Parliament Square
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect James ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Parliament Square

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Kew Wind Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 18th November 2018 - 6pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
Matthew Willis and Richard Harker conduct Grainger's Marching Song Of Democracy, Stravinsky's Symphony Of Psalms and Tolga Kashif's The Queen Symphony, with Hampton Choral Society....More
 
 
 
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Swinging Sunday - Joe Stilgoe & His Mighty Big Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 25th November 2018 - 7.30pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
The style and swing of Stilgoe and the music that inspired him from the 1940s and 1950s come together in this performance....More
 
 
 
On Soon
How To Understand The Present And Future Of The World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 27th November 2018 - 6.45pm-8pm
Parliament Square, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Parliament Square

Near Parliament Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Parliament Square

The best shops and markets near Parliament Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from Parliament Square
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from Parliament Square
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Parliament Square
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Parliament Square

What are the best dining options near Parliament Square London?
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Roux at Parliament Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr of Le Gavroche fame has put his name to this Westminster restaurant. Roux at Parliament Square is lucky to be located in a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament - Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
Enjoy afternoon tea in one of the world's most iconic buildings, The Palace of Westminster. More commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the palace's history ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Parliament Square

Near Parliament Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from Parliament Square
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 18 minutes from Parliament Square
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 21 minutes from Parliament Square
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Parliament Square

Parliament Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Parliament Square
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Parliament Square
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Parliament Square

The best pubs near London Parliament Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Parliament Square
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Parliament Square
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Parliament Square
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Parliament Square

Parliament Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from Parliament Square
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from Parliament Square
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Parliament Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Parliament Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 2 minutes from Parliament Square
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Kew Wind Orchestra
Concerts | On 18th November 2018 

St John's Smith Square 5 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Matthew Willis and Richard Harker conduct Grainger's Marching Song Of Democracy, Stravinsky's Symphony Of Psalms and Tolga Kashif's The Queen ...More

Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 7 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Repton Revealed: The Art of Landscape Gardening
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

Garden Museum 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Metahaven: Version History
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Metahaven (Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden) display three new moving-image works as part of an overview of their ...More

ING Discerning Eye
Exhibitions | Until 25th November 2018 

Mall Galleries 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics....More

Divine Proportions
Divine Proportions
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

The Vaults 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience ...More

 
Emmanuelle Laine
Exhibitions | Until 24th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Laine's site-specific installation, 'Learn the Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist!', transforms the spaces ...More

David Batchelor: Sixty Minute Spectrum Redux (2018)
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

The rooftops and balconies of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall are illuminated in dramatic colour, cycling ...More

Constructing Spaces
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Mama Africa
Concerts | On 18th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

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A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's ...More

 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theatre | From 7th December 

Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

French Winter Village by Grey Goose at The Langham
French Winter Village by Grey Goose at The Langham
Seasonal | From 21st November 

Roux at The Landau

Tucked away within the interior of the Langham ...More

 
Artesian
Artesian
Nightlife 

One of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars within one of London's oldest hotels, the ...More

 
London Welsh Centre
Entertainment 

A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since 1937....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 2nd May 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs old ...More

 
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Concerts | On 11th December 

The O2 Arena

The Grammy-winning American superstar returns with her best-selling pop and R&B hits in a seasonal ...More

 
Bjorn Again
Bjorn Again
Concerts | From 20th December 

Shepherd's Bush Empire

Considering they're a satirical parody of a certain successful Swedish pop outfit, Bjorn Again has ...More

 
Madness
Madness
Concerts | On 14th December 

The O2 Arena

Hailing from Camden, the ska septet reigned through the 70s and 80s comes to London. ...More

 
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
Theatre | From 5th December 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. ...More

 
Cakes and Bubbles by Albert Adrià
Cakes and Bubbles by Albert Adrià
Dining 

Cakes and Bubbles is an all-dessert restaurant from ...More

 
Fabric NYE
Fabric NYE
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st December 

Fabric Nightclub

For their final night of 2018, fabric invites a host of esteemed party specialists to ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of My Memory
Exhibitions | From 23rd January 

Tate Modern

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional use of colour and his preference to work ...More

London's New Year's Day Parade
London's New Year's Day Parade
Seasonal | On 1st January 

Parliament Square

American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

January in London 2019
January in London 2019
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Cate Blanchett storms the stage, Catherine Tate arrives in the West End and Cirque ...More

 
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
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From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
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