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"Portcullis House" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by kris-t

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Portcullis House is a building in Westminster, London, used as offices for members of Parliament. Office space has traditionally been very hard to find in the Palace of Westminster and nearby buildings, so in 1992 the House authorised the construction of a new building to provide offices for MPs and their staff.

The building's curious profile, with its rows of tall chimneys, is intended to recall the Victorian Gothic design of the Palace of Westminster and to fit in with the chimneys of the Norman Shaw Building next door.

The building is named after the chained portcullis used to symbolise the Houses of Parliament on letterheads and official documents.

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  • Updated Mar 19, 2006
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