"HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT" Houses of Parliament - Palace of Westminster Tip by LoriPori

  Big Ben & Houses of Parliament
by LoriPori

The Palace of Westminster has been the site of the HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT since 1265. The clock tower houses the famous bell, BIG BEN.
The Houses of Parliament are the finest examples of 19th century Gothic architecture in this country. Completed in 1852 to the designs of Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin, they replace the ancient Palace of Westminster, most of which was destroyed by fire in 1834.
Members of the Public are admitted to the Strangers' Gallery to watch debates when either of the Houses are in session

Address: Parliament Square, SW1
Directions: Westminster tube
Phone: +44 20 7219 3000
Website: http://www.parliament.uk

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2006
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