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Houses of Parliament

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Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2AN


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UK Parliament - Visiting
Until 1512 the royal family lived where Parliament is now situated, but a fire forced them to move out - however, the site remained a royal palace. Therefore, its official title is the Pa...

Houses of Parliament London
Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the eleventh century. The British parliament is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom. The Palace of Westminster consists of the House of Commons (elected) and the House of Lords (not elected- hereditary and nominated). Big Ben, one of...

Houses of Parliament on AboutBritain.com
An incendiary bomb destroyed the House of Commons in 1941. A reconstruction of Barry's original design for the house, taken from St. Stephen's chapel, the commons old meeting place, was completed in 1950. The seating arrangement in the house is reminiscent of choir stalls, the members of the...

tourist information on the Houses of Parliament, London SW1 from TourUK
At the yearly State Opening of Parliament the reigning monarch passes through the Royal Gallery to deliver a speech from the throne in the Gothic Hall of the House of Lords. This speech, supplied by the Government, outlines the Government's plans for the present session of parliament. The legislatio...

Westminster Palace - Houses of Parliament - London
The houses of British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, have met in the Palace of Westminster since around 1550. A royal palace has been on the site for around 1,000 years, but most of what you see dates from the mid 19th century when the Palace was rebuilt after a 1834 fire d...

Houses of Parliament, London
A design by Sir Charles Barry and his assistant Augustus Welby Pugin was chosen from 97 entries. They created a large but balanced complex in neo gothic style and incorporated the buildings that survived the fire. The whole complex was finished in 1870, more than 30 years after construction started....

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