One of the places you can visit when spending time in Westminster is Parliament Square, located at the northeast end of the Houses of Parliament building. Here you will find a small stretch of green space and 10 monuments to historic statesmen.
This square was created in 1868 in order to open up space outside the Palace and improve the flow of traffic. In 1926, the square become the one of Britain's earliest roundabouts. Today, it remains encircled by passing traffic, making it somewhat difficult to visit compared to other attractions in the vicinity.
If you do manage to pop over to the square, you can see the 10 monuments, the most famous probably being the statue of Winston Churchill (1973), other important Prime Ministers are joined by statues of US President Abraham Lincoln (1920) and South African President (2007) on the square.
The Parliament Square is often the sight of protests during warmer months and this can detract from visiting to see the monuments. During winter months we have found the square usually cleared out and easier to visit.
In the end, not a major attraction in this important and interesting area of London and probably a place many will pass up and not visit. However, if you like monuments and statues of historic individuals, its worth a 10-15 minutes stop and can be easily done before, after or during important attractions in the area like Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Tower and Houses of Parliment.
Hint: Another monument that we like is the Boadicea Monument that is at the edge of the Westminster Bridge. This in the same area and worth having a look as well.
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