The Palace of Westminster is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin to replace the medieval parliament buildings which burnt to the ground in 1834. The place comprises the iconic Big Ben; Westminster Hall, the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate; St Stephen's Chapel; and the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of British politics.
Be aware, tickets sell out a long time in advance as this is such a popular place to visit. Be sure to book in advance via: ukparliament.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
July 31, 2019
We were at Big Ben in February 2020. It has now completely disappeared from the scaffolding and will remain closed for a long time. Other parts of the palace are also being renovated, so that you won't get a really nice picture of the building at the moment.
March 1, 2020
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