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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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So interesting

Definitely book a guided tour to get full affect. So much history and great explanations about how parliament works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely book a guided tour to get full affect. So much history and great explanations about how parliament works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of us went on a tour of the Houses Of Parliament on a dreary Saturday in January. The visitors meet in the Westminstal Hall, which in itself is a magnificent building. Our tour guide was called Shaun and he was brilliant! As we toured through the parliament buildings at a perfect pace to take everything in, Shaun brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I believe they are moving out of this building soon for renovations but if avail, definitely visit. Art, high tea, govt in progress..good gift shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a must see - It can get a bit crowded so try to go early and/or go at night - they have lighting that makes it a must see at night too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My group took a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, and it was one of the highlights of my time in London! It's hard to describe without going into ridiculous depth, so I won't! Just go do it. It's a fascinating tour, delving deep into Britain's history, and well worth the time and money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you next look up above the clock face of Big Ben in the evening, see if you notice a white light. It "yes" and you are in the vicinity you have the opportunity of visiting the Strangers Gallery and watching Her Majesty's Government and Opposition debating. Small TV monitors will tell you what they are discussing and small Tudor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beyond the majestic and towering structures of this grand building lie the British brand of democracy and hundreds of years of history. It is indeed an elegant and a great piece of architecture in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can visit Westminster and que up in the hope of getting in on the limited amount or if timing fits next time you're there, but the best way to see this is contacting your MP a few weeks prior. If you live in the U.K. It's easy to find the email of your local MP, I emailed mine asking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I personally love shooting the houses of Parliament by night as you get to use technques such as long exposure and multiple exposure levels to creat different effect. Would definitely reccomend to people visiting with a camera in hand! (take a tripod if shooting at night)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very nice place to see in London , i saw it during my London city tour i have booked with Touring Fun Limited , i also visited the big ben and the London tower and they were amazing .

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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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