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Moo

Moo

The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.

Parliament Tour

Parliament Tour

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!

St John's Smith Square

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...

Rubens Hotel

Rubens Hotel

An institution over 100 years old, this stunning hotel is beautiful inside - you really are stepping back into a grander era!

Cave

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Pimlico Fresh

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...

Tachbrook Street Market

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Oddbins

Oddbins

As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!

Delicias de Portugal

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.

A. Wong

A. Wong

This upmarket Chinese restaurant is great for a peking duck feast!

POTUS Bar & Restaurant

POTUS Bar & Restaurant

A modern new bar located on the Albert Embankment. It offers modern interiors with fantastic music, great vibes and a place to go for after work drinks. Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, it comprises of great American food and cocktails inspired by past American presidents, hence the name POTUS (President of the United States)

Bateaux London Cruises

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!

Hardcore Lobster & More

Hardcore Lobster & More

Perfectly cooked lobster and burgers - a welcome alternative to restaurants serving similar dishes.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!

VauxWall Climbing Centre

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

Why not explore the nearby areas of Westminster, Pimlico, Vauxhall, Victoria, Kennington, West End, Nine Elms, Covent Garden, Elephant and Castle and Mayfair

"The bronze statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square has an electric current running through it to deter pigeons."

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

When you think of the history and pageantry that has happened at Westminster Abbey, it gives you goosebumps!

Jamie Newson-Love

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What locals say about Westminster

  1. I love this area because there are lots of lovely places to go and you learn about the past.

  2. Walking distance to all the action one way, and the peace of the park the other!

About Westminster

Westminster is an area of Central London, within the City of Westminster. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament. The area has a substantial residential population.

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