A locals' guide to SW1P
"When you think of the history and pageantry that has happened at Westminster Abbey, it gives you goosebumps!"Jamie Newson-Love
"The view from the tower at Westminster Cathedral is amazing, it's really worth the trip up there."Eduard Pistea
"Reminiscent of a charming village green, I love eating lunch in picturesque Vincent Square."Hayley Thomas
Where do SW1P locals go?
St John's Smith Square
If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...
Submitted by Jamie
Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!
Submitted by Daisy
Inn the Park
A fantastic place to watch the world go by, with an outdoor terrace to enjoy sunny days and stunning views of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.
Submitted by Fi
Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...
Submitted by Hayley
Tachbrook Street Market
A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.
Submitted by Stephen
Hardcore Lobster & More
Perfectly cooked lobster and burgers - a welcome alternative to restaurants serving similar dishes.
Submitted by Jamie
As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!
Submitted by Jamie
The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.
Submitted by Jamie
An institution over 100 years old, this stunning hotel is beautiful inside - you really are stepping back into a grander era!
Submitted by Edvin
Delicias de Portugal
Super favourite amongst locals and professionals in the area. Great selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas, wines, meat and cheese, and take away lunch. Usually the queue starts on the street outside of the shop.
Submitted by Daniel
Dolphin Square Fitness Club
Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!
Submitted by Danielle
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
The Goring Hotel
A luxurious spot for upmarket afternoon tea and beautiful rooms for a romantic getaway.
Submitted by Eduard
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Did you know?
"Installed in 1868, the world's first traffic light was gas powered and operated by a policeman at all hours of the day and night. Unfortunately, just a month later a gas leak caused an explosion that halted the introduction of further lights for another 40 years."
Child-friendly activities near SW1P
Stay and PlayTwins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. Website
Parents and ToddlersEmmanuelle Centre,
All Free and All Welcome! We have excellent facilities for the under-fives! Spacious Carpeted Hall, Refreshment, Baby Corner, Book Corner, Home Corner, Painting Corner, Puzzles, Bikes, Slides, Pop-UP Tents, Pushchairs, Big Cars, Dressing Up, Soft Toys, Lego and much more. Website
Marsham Street NurseryTwins Group ,
We are a friendly team made up of outreach workers, speech and language therapists, link to midwife, dietician and health visitors, a social worker, early years practitioners, Qualified Teachers and more. The centre has been recently refurbished and offers daily activities including courses and events. Website
Music and MovementThe Abbey Centre
This is a movement class set to live and recorded music. The tutor sings and plays guitar. Parents and children join in group games and sing familiar children's songs. Toys, equipment and musical instruments are used to tell stories. The class follows a similar format each week. The children join in their own way, so it is suitable for toddlers up until aged five. Website
Parents and Toddlers Drop inSt. Vincent De Paul Family Project,
A programme of activities for children and parents / carers: Alternative therapies - reflexology, massage, aromatherapy; 1 to 1 support opportunities; Support Groups; Access to visiting professionals. Website
Young Parents Group parents 15 - 22 years oldTwins Group
Young Parents Group is a relaxed social group parents who are in their teens and early 20's and their children, to meet, socialise & share information. Website
Baby and Toddler SwimQueen Mother Sports Centre
Queen Mother Sports Centre offers a fantastic selection of facilities and activities. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult at all times. A maximum of two under 8's to one adult. Children under 5 years of age swim for free. All children under 3 years of age are required to wear an Aqua Nappy. Website
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