Best Bars and Pubs in Westminster

One of the most important areas in London, let alone the country, Westminster is better known for its iconic landmarks and the politicians that grace its historical streets. And when you're not perusing nearby sites or chatting shop about the UK's affairs, there's a great range of pubs and bars in which to refuel. From Whitehall's traditional wooden boozers through to more modern additions near Victoria, we've rounded up this central London area's best drinking spots.

Red Lion Westminster

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Counting Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as neighbours, Red Lion's walls have heard many a political secret in their time. The traditional boozer is packed with quirky features, from chandeliers to politicians' portraits. Grab a pint of ale, one of their British pies and see how some of the most important people in the country drink at this pub.

A stone's throw from the Palace of Westminster, don't be surprised to see a famous face or two at Marquis of Granby. The spot is named after an 18th Century war hero, and is pretty old school, with a huge oak bar and clackety furniture. As one would expect, food is tasty pub grub - you can't go wrong with one of their pies, with fillings such as slow-cooked beef rib and confit duck.

The Feathers

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A short walk from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, The Feathers is a cheerful British boozer that churns out crowd-pleasing grub and cask ales. It's also got all the hallmarks of a Westminster pub, with open fireplaces and leather chairs.

The Loose Box

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With an airy outdoor terrace, The Loose Box is your spot for summer drinking in Westminster. And even if the weather isn't playing ball, the space is great for a classic British bite, with burgers, soups, and paninis stodging up the menu.

A neighbourhood pub that's become a popular post-work spot, The Barley Mow is an easy spot for a quick pint or casual bite to eat. On Monday, vegan meals are reduced and the venue is also passionate about ale - join their London Ale Club to keep up to date with the latest news and an offer or two.