Palace of Westminster


Palace of Westminster

The House of Commons and the Houses of Parliament

Location: Westminster, 1

Description: The Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Todays New Palace dates back to 1840, after the old medieval cluster of buildings (the Old Palace) were destroyed in the fire of 1834.

The first royal palace on the site dated back to the 11th century, when Westminster was the primary residence of the Kings of England until fire destroyed the royal apartments in 1512.

Today the Palace is one of the centres of political life in the United Kingdom.

Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme
Palace of Westminster

The House of Commons and the Houses of Parliament

Ranking This Month: 2477/3064

Pages Hit This Month: 25


Credits: 1

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Money, Money, Money», 1.5km

Tragic house of Karl Marx», 1.1km

Gaddafi's London pad», 5.9km

Karl Marx Resting Place», 4.8km

Benjamin Disraeli died here», 1.2km

Leyton-lad teaches Emperor», 7.1km

Alexander Herzen lived here», 235km

The Polonium Pine Bar», 1.3km

Labout MP Pete Curran lived here», 6.9km

PM David Lloyd George lived here», 4.0km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»