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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
 
4 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  27% 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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  25% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Westminster Hall
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  25% off
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
Now 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Westminster Hall
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the clock ... More
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Westminster Hall
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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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
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
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
Rev Graham Buckle leads the service with music from Cantandum, the choir of Westminster School Common Room. The programme consists of Mozart's Missa Brevis In C ...More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
Explore the complex landscape of modern relationships - examining what it means to love, be loved, and stay in love - as Alain de Botton launches ...More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
Performance, special effects and storytelling in the bowels of the dungeon, plus a guided tour through 1,000 years of London's villains....More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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WH Smith
London > Shopping > Books
Westminister Underground Station, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Westminster Hall
A branch of Smiths is a fixture of practically every high street up and down the country. The chain sells stationery, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, ... More
 
 
 
Boots
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
11 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Westminster Hall
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
 
 
 
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
London > Shopping > House and Garden
12 George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Houses of Parliament - Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Westminster Hall
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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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1-2 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Institution of Civil Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Livingwell
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4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 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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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes from Westminster Hall
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 12 minutes from Westminster Hall
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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The Cinnamon Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Hall
In addition to the main dining room, The Cinnamon Club also houses two bars. The Cinnamon Club Bar is sleek and contemporary, contrasting heavily with the ... More
 
 
 
Shoeless Joe's
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1 Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
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County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Westminster Hall
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Hall
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Hall
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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The Winter's Tale
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Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Westminster Hall

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Westminster Hall

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The Royal Opera: Tannhauser
Concerts | Until 15th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Westminster Hall

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Concerts | Until 19th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Westminster Hall

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Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Westminster Hall

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Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Hall

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Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Hall

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The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Hall

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The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Hall

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