Palace of Westminster

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The Palace of Westminster also known more commonly as the Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom, holding both the House of Lords and Commons. The Palace of Westminster is the home of politics in the United Kingdom and is where all members of parliament meet to discuss new laws and other parliamentary matters.

The Palace of Westminster was built in 1016 and demolished due to fire in 1834 and then rebuilt in the years of 1840 to 1870. The Palace had major repairs carried out on it after the Second World War. It is a ‘Grade I’ listed building and also part of a world heritage site. The palace stretches down the bank of the River Thames.

Getting there

The Palace of Westminster is served by a very local tube station ‘Westminster’ and is also accessible by buses. Thousands of people daily pass over Westminster Bridge which allows for fantastic views of the Palace.

Opening Times and Admission

The Palace of Westminster does have a public area for visitors but is normally restricted and heavily policed due to the importance of the people who frequent the palace. You can only enter the palace if you have relevant authorisation.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 13:57

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UK parliament

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The Houses of Parliament is a must see when visiting London, you can view it from the bridge or get a different perspective by viewing it from the London Eye. Shame that regular tours of the building are forbidden as it would be interesting to get a perspective of what happens on the inside.

Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 12:25

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A UK Landmark

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What an impressive building, being situated right on the thames; it looks like it rises up. So much detail in this grand old building. Transport links are very good too, with the tube station close by.

Posted: 6 Nov 2018, 00:48

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Upstanding..

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Another fine example of technical architecture in Westminster with the connecting Big Ben. The building is best viewed from the bridge over the thames, as security is high for obvious reasons and the fences do restrict your view but the view from the bridge is unrestricted.

Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 13:55

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Beautiful exterior

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Nice to look at, however wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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