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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a...

Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a devastating fire in 1834. Westminster Hall survived the fire and dates from 1097. Visitors can book tours through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and are welcome to watch debates and committees when the Houses are sitting..

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Awesome Victorian architecture.

Although most people call this glorious complex the 'Houses of Parliament' it is actually the 'Palace of Westminster', in which the House of Lords and House of Commons have their... read more

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although most people call this glorious complex the 'Houses of Parliament' it is actually the 'Palace of Westminster', in which the House of Lords and House of Commons have their debating chambers and where the many Parliamentary committees meet. The interior decoration is astonishing and there is much wonderful art on display. The most famous part of the Palace for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not able to take the guided tour because we had to catch the plane home, so we settled for the audio tour. In my opinion, the audio tour offered here was the best audio tour we experienced during our week in London. The history of the place is fantastic and the pomp and circumstance and the reasons for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to walk along Westminster bridge and feel the atmosphere in London. Great feeling ,will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in London you must visit. I walked from Buckingham Palace. Please walk so you can really enjoy the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice area to walk around when you go to St. James park and Buckingham palace. This whole area is wonderful! Bring a jacket!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The House of Parliament is a must see when visiting London for the first time. I would recommend that you take the "Big Red Bus" tour which hits The House of Parliament and most of the other historic landmarks. It is a "hop on - hop service" so you can get off, spend some time, take some photos, and "hop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family is very political and so we knew we had to visit the Houses of Parliament when we visited London. I did a lot of research about visiting the Houses before the trip and from what I understand you can either watch the Houses debate when they are in session, or you can tour the empty chambers when they... More 

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Caledonia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All the London attractions are a must when visiting England. The history and architecture is a must see.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must. So much history & character Take the audio tour, amble around at your own pace & soak it all up.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great experience. Interior of the building has to be seen. Strangers gallery worth a visit. Police and staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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