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Very nice architecture here. Clock cool to see and London Eye right on other side of river. Every hour clovk chimes neat to here

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice architecture here. Clock cool to see and London Eye right on other side of river. Every hour clovk chimes neat to here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

London's iconic Big Ben! what else is there to say! a bit touristy. be there for noon bells. Great area to visit too by foot or double decker bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I spent awhile in Westminster Abby and couldn't believe the amount of people buried inside the church. I could have spent hours here listening to the audio and just taking everything in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

awesome to see this building in person after years of seeing in movies. Big Ben is a London Icon. many other thing to see once you get here too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see in Westminster, that it's difficult to say where, but the Houses of Parliament is as good as any. Go there and listen to the chimes of Big Ben, pop round to No.10 and then to Horse Guards Parade through St James' Park to see Buckingham Palace. Back down the Mall (check out Nelson's ships... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Clearly you must visit Westminster if you are a tourist in London. How could you leave without doing so? It has the most iconic of landmarks (Houses of Parliament, London Eye, River Thames, Westminster Bridge) and a wonderful atmosphere. There are plenty of places to buy tourist tat and food, and usually plenty of seats from which to watch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You have to visit to say you have been there ,when you have travelled so far! History in the making again and also the cost to build and maintain is NOT justifed unless you are a member of parliment OR staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely a plus to your travels, I love to enjoy the details in each building I come across and this will not disappoint you!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pre-purchased our tickets online to avoid lines. A confirmation email served as our tickets and we were able to go right to the entrance. Audio tour was worth listening too and did a good job explaining the different sites. Was surprised how many memorials are there and was fun to see how many of the people we recognized from history.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Westminster - the solid basis of LAW in the Houses of Parliament but the building itself is also magnificent and a perfect photo shot - especially with the great weather we experienced on a summer's day

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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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