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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Parliament Square† Winston Churchill Statue †

Parliament Square - Winston Churchill Statue

Parliament Square Winston Churchill Statue†


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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† 34% 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 £117† 42% 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† 41% 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
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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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Bampton Classical Opera: Nicolo Isouard's Cinderella
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
The group celebrates its 25th anniversary with a production of a new English translation, by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray, of Perrault's much-loved fairy-tale....More
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Luke Hsu
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 20th September 2018 - 1.05pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
The violinist, accompanied by Jams Coleman, performs Franck's Sonata In A For Cello And Piano and Ravel's Violin Sonata In G....More
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The Music Scholars Of Eton College
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 21st September 2018 - 7.30pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
Tim Johnson conducts 13 senior music scholars in their final year at one of the most famous schools in the world....More
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Entertainment near Parliament Square

Near Parliament Square
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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.
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival returns for a 16th year in 2018 with ...More

 
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A fifth, fluorescent red lion joins the pride in Trafalgar Square this September. London set designer Es Devlin, who has ...More

 
Drag: Self-Portraits And Body Politics
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Black Cat: Bohemia
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For the Underbelly Festival's final headline show of 2018, Black Cat Cabaret takes up a six week residency at the ...More

 

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