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Westminster HallNow more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor. The major structure to survive various fires, Westminster Hall was built between 1087 and 1100 and is one of the largest medieval halls in Europe with an unsupported hammerbeam roof. During the 14th century the Hall housed shops and stalls selling wigs, pens and other legal equipment. The courts of law also met there. Constructed in the eleventh century, its ancient timbers now occasionally form a suitable backdrop for a range of special concerts. Following a fire in 1512, Henry VIII decided to abandon the Palace and from this moment onwards it became home to the two seats of Parliament - the Commons and the Lords. Thomas More, Charles I, and those accused of trying to blow-up Parliament (1605), were all tried in Westminster Hall. The Hall suffered from yet another disastrous fire in 1834 when everything was lost except Westminster Hall and the Jewel Tower. A competition was launched to redevelop the whole site. Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin were responsible for the mock Gothic building that has become such a familiar landmark today and home to both the Clock Tower that houses Big Ben (the bell that chimes on the hour) and the largest clock face in the country.

 

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Underground Stations

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Westminster Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  32% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from Westminster Hall
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
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Westminster Hall
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1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Westminster Hall
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Westminster Hall
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Big Ben
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Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Westminster Hall
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House of Lords
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Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Westminster Hall
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Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Westminster Hall, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
The soprano and pianist perform Debussy's Ariettes Oubliees, Rachmaninoff: selection of songs and Berg's Sieben Fruhe Lieder....More
 
 
 
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Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Crockatt and Powell
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Westminster Hall
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27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Westminster Hall
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20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Hall
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Red Lion Pub
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Two Chairmen Public House
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Bassoon Bar
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3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 9 minutes from Westminster Hall
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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