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Red Lion Pub  

 
 
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48 Parliament Street, Westminster, Whitehall, London SW1A 2NH
 
 
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Weekdays: 8am-11pm; Sat: 8am-9pm; Sun: 9am-9pm
 

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Red Lion PubRight 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 debate. Equally, it appeals to tourists taking in the sights of Westminster and Big Ben and, at around 100 metres from Downing Street, it's also the Prime Minister's local. But despite its furiously busy location - between the Cenotaph and Big Ben - the Red Lion manages to retain all the trappings of a traditional pub including wood-panelled walls, stained glass windows and strong ales. On a hot summer's day you can take your drink outside - into the back garden or the front of the pub. 'A Great British Tradition' is the wording around the pub's walls and it certainly lives up to that motto.

 

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Westminster Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
6 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £365  33% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £162  33% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 7 minutes from Red Lion Pub
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  23% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from Red Lion Pub
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 7 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Red Lion Pub, 14 Whitehall, South Bank, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
Covering race, class, gender and sexual orientation, A Taste of Honey was a great defining and taboo-breaking play of the 1950s, and from December it comes ...More
 
 
 
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Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Playhouse Theatre
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Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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The Slug And Lettuce
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County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Red Lion Pub
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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Downing Street, SW1A | 3 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Crockatt and Powell
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1-2 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Red Lion Pub
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Roux at Parliament Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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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London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 14 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 15 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 18 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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 | 6 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Red Lion Pub
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
 
 
 
 

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Jakob Hrusa conducts R Strauss's Don Juan, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 In E Flat and Beethoven's Symphony No 4, ...More

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