Westminster is home to several historic and traditional pubs, which offer patrons the chance to unwind and relax after a long day of sightseeing or working. Many of the pubs in the area date back two hundred years or more. Most serve both drinks and a wide range of delicious pub food.
Situated just two minutes from Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Arms is an eclectic, friendly pub that offers respite from the hustle and bustle of London. As one of just six pubs to be listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide every single years for 41 years, the Buckingham Arms is a great place to stop in for a drink after sightseeing or a long day at work.
From bar snacks to brunch, dessert and other light dishes, the pub serves up delicious food made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Buckingham Arms serves a wide range of wine, beer, cocktails and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere.
St. Stephen’s Tavern
Situated under Big Ben and just steps from Westminster Abbey, St. Stephen’s Tavern was first built in 1873, and was refurbished in 2003 after being closed for more than a decade.
The tavern is home to Hall and Woodhouse, one of the last regional family brewers. Hall and Woodhouse has been brewing award-winning Badger beers for more than 200 years.
The pub serves freshly-prepared breakfast and light meals as well as beer, wine and other drinks at the bar.
Located on Victoria Street, The Albert is a Grade II listed pub less than a mile from Westminster Abbey. The pub was built in 1862 by the Artillery Brewery, and still maintains its Victorian features.
The Albert serves a range of beer and cask ales, including the pub’s very own 1730 Special Pale Ale, Green King IPA, London Glory, Aspall Cider, Stella Artois, Peroni, Bitburger, and a wide range of craft beers.
The pub also serves fresh food, including classic pub dishes, small plates, pies, sandwiches, burritos and more.
The Westminster Arms is a short walk from the House of Parliament, and is the go-to place for politicians, journalists, models, actors and of course, tourists.
The three-story pub features a bar on street level, a Queen Anne dining room upstairs, and Storey’s Wine Bar in the basement. The wine bar serves bar food in a casual, friendly atmosphere.
If you’re feeling peckish, the pub also serves a variety of foods that feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. From vegetarian meals to classic fish and chips, salads, sandwiches and other light meals, the pub serves something for every taste.
The Marquis of Granby
The Marquis of Granby is located on Romney Street, and offers a traditional pub atmosphere. Known for its tasty pub food and selection of real ales, the Marquis of Granby offers friendly service and boasts a unique character.
Situated near the Houses of Parliament, the pub also features a restaurant on the second floor.
If you’re in the mood for great beer, fresh food and an unpretentious atmosphere, the Marquis of Granby should be at the top of your must-see list.
Taylor Walker has been serving customers for more than 200 years. Great service, great beer and friendly service are the cornerstones of Taylor Walker.
The pub serves a range of cask ales, including London Glory and 1730 Pale Ale. Ciders, bottled beers, soft drinks, wine, cocktails and spirits are also served in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re hungry, Taylor Walker offers a large menu with classic pub food, like fish and chips, burgers, steak pie and desserts. Stop in after a day of sightseeing or to catch up with old friends.
The Silver Cross
The Silver Cross is a two-story, “haunted” pub in the heart of London, with large dining areas for guests to enjoy dinner and lunch. The bar serves a range of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits, while the kitchen cooks up traditional pub food.
The pub first opened for business in 1674 and was known as “The Garter.” Before that, the building served as a licensed brothel. With its rich, lengthy history, the pub is believed to be haunted.
If you’re looking for a classic pub experience in a famous haunted and historic building, stop in to The Silver Cross.
Adam & Eve
The Adam & Eve pub was first built in the 1700s, and is one of the oldest pubs in the area. Once the go-to spot for French war merchants, Adam & Eve has a long history and now hosts government officials and ministers.
Along with a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits, the pub serves classic dishes like fish & chips, burritos and sandwiches. The pub’s Sunday roasts are popular and include all the trimmings, like goose fat roast potatoes, vegetables and homemade Yorkshire pudding.