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The grand Palace of Westminster on the bank of the Thames is the Parliament of Britain where the House of Lords and House of Commons meet in session. Designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin in neo-Gothic style, it was completed in 1860 but the Commons chamber was destroyed by a bomb in 1941 and had to be redesigned by Giles Scott. The spectacular Westminster Hall, however, is a preserved part of the original Palace of Westminster from 1099 AD. During the summer recess, tours led by Parliamentary employees are run through the building.

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About Palace of Westminster

 House of Commons, London, United Kingdom

 Nearest Transit: Westminster (Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee)

 +44 870 906377

 http://www.parliament.uk

Palace of Westminster and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Big Ben

Big Ben(0.1 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.

British Museum

British Museum(2.1 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace(1.2 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square(0.9 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey(0.2 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain(1 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.

London Eye

London Eye(0.6 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.

OXO Tower

OXO Tower(1.5 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.

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