Just a stone’s throw from Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge, as well within walking distance of The London Eye and Westminster Abbey, the St Stephen’s Tavern provides the ideal watering hole for your day out in and around Westminster.
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The Houses of Parliament, otherwise known as The Palace of Westminster, stands on the site where Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the first half of the 11th century. In 1547 the royal residence was moved to Whitehall Palace, but the Lords continued to meet at Westminster, while the commons met in St. Stephen's Chapel. Ever since these early times, the Palace of Westminster has been home to the English Parliament.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
THE LONDON EYE
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. It’s Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually and has made many appearances in popular culture.