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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 Parli2020-01-01T12:00:00+00002020-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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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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Find out the best London 2019 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2019 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £186  38% 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 £146  31% 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 £93  25% 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
 
 
 
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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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The MyCool Music Foundation Charity Concert
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 31st August 2019 - 7.30pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
The MyCool Singers, along with Trust Harmonix and Mike King Collective, perform in aid of the charity....More
 
 
 
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Darius Battiwalla
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th September 2019 - 1.05pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
The organist performs Mendelssohn's Sonata 1 In F Minor, Philip Wilby's Organ Hours: Contrapuntal Exercises After The Medieval Clock At Wells Cathedral, Bach's Prelude And Fugue ...More
 
 
 
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Ship Of Tolerance
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th September 2019 - 7pm
Parliament Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Parliament Square
Joseph Morag on the violin, Sophia Sun on the viola and Riko Higuma on the piano perform Bruch's Selections From 8 Pieces, Strauss's Morgen, James Halvorsen's ...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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 7 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Actually
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Oscar Toeman directs Simon Manyonda and Yasmin Paige in Anna Ziegler's provocative drama about sexual consent and gender politics, about ...More

Equus
Theatre | Until 7th September 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

A West End transfer for the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production of Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller, ...More

What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Garden Museum 9 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Ladybird, the publishers who have been creating books for children since 1915, invite you to explore the outdoors with an ...More

 
Tales of the Turntable
Tales of the Turntable
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th August 2019 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Inspired by extracts from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, ZooNation Youth Company brings the world ...More

 
Gals Aloud
Gals Aloud
Concerts | Until 17th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

A drag tribute to Girls Aloud, packed with all the solo singles, hilarious TV appearances, costumes, boys and a few ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2019, presenting over ...More

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Parliament Square

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 12 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Trafalgar Sinfonia
Concerts | On 26th August 2019 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 12 minutes walk from Parliament Square

Ivor Setterfield conducts Vivaldi's Concerto For Four Violins No 4, La Stravaganza No 1 and The Four Seasons, Bach's Air ...More

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Beethoven Festival Weekend
Beethoven Festival Weekend
Concerts | From 14th September 

Wigmore Hall

Launching Wigmore Hall's special Beethoven 250 season, which ...More

 
Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | From 14th September 

Wigmore Hall

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore ...More

 
The Official Camden Oktoberfest
The Official Camden Oktoberfest
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 28th September 

Electric Ballroom

After three sell out years, The Official Camden ...More

 
Berto
Berto
Dining 

From the team behind popular neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia, Berto is an authentic artisanal pasta ...More

 
Colours
Colours
Entertainment 

Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
Attractions 

The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Exhibitions | From 28th August 

Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Holborn
The Espresso Room, Holborn
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
Haya
Haya
Dining 

Offering Tel Aviv-inspired cuisine across two floors, Haya is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant in west ...More

 
Liv
Liv
Dining 

Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day ...More

 
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With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
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The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
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London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
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