Houses of Parliament


Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.

Location: Westminster, W1

Description: The Houses of Parliament back onto the river for a reason; the original structure - a former royal palace - was destroyed by fire in 1834; it was rebuilt closer to the river so that angry mobs mobs would be unable to surround the building.

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Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.

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