The Palace of Westminster also known more commonly as the Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom, holding both the House of Lords and Commons. The Palace of Westminster is the home of politics in the United Kingdom and is where all members of parliament meet to discuss new laws and other parliamentary matters.
The Palace of Westminster was built in 1016 and demolished due to fire in 1834 and then rebuilt in the years of 1840 to 1870. The Palace had major repairs carried out on it after the Second World War. It is a ‘Grade I’ listed building and also part of a world heritage site. The palace stretches down the bank of the River Thames.
The Palace of Westminster is served by a very local tube station ‘Westminster’ and is also accessible by buses. Thousands of people daily pass over Westminster Bridge which allows for fantastic views of the Palace.
Opening Times and Admission
The Palace of Westminster does have a public area for visitors but is normally restricted and heavily policed due to the importance of the people who frequent the palace. You can only enter the palace if you have relevant authorisation.