House of Parliament
Westminster Palace, also referred to as the Houses of Parliament, is a Gothic-style building where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet (the two Parliaments of the United Kingdom). The Houses of Parliament symbolizes Great Britain. Its image adorns everything from souvenirs to sauce bottles. And the decisions made in its corridors of power have shaped Britain, past, and present. The building that sits proudly on the banks of the Thames is the New Palace, built between 1840 and 1870. But within its walls is the Great Hall (or Westminster Hall), all that remains of the medieval Old Palace.
History of House of Parliament
Built by William II between 1097 and 1099, it was the largest hall in England at the time, its sheer scale designed to fill his subjects with awe. The Palace was remodeled and extended by various royal residents until the 1500s when its role as a royal residence abruptly ended. In 1512, fire gutted the ‘privy’ (or private) chambers, and Henry VIII decided to move to a nearby building in Whitehall. When the royals moved out, the lawyers moved in. Parliament had convened regularly at Westminster since the reign of Henry III. But Henry’s break with the Holy Church in Rome, his various divorces, and subsequent changes to the line of succession gave the lawyers and politicians at Westminster plenty to do. Its role as a center for law and governance was cemented.
Tourist Attraction near House of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
- The British Museum
In the Bloomsbury area of London, England, the British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely collected during the era of the British Empire.
- Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums (IWM), includes the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker which sheltered Churchill and his staff during the Blitz. These historic rooms once buzzed with planning and plotting, strategies and secrets.
- Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become a world-famous London symbol. As a result, it is sometimes confused with London Bridge, about 0.5 miles upstream.
- Tower of London
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
Activities Carried out
Acquaint yourself with Great Britain’s history
The grand façade offers a breath-taking panorama, where you can see the gilded pinnacles and the statues of the English kings reflected in the Thames. Victoria Tower, the largest and tallest tower, is found in the southwestern part of the Palace, where a copy of all of Parliament’s laws is kept.
Enjoy stunning views of Big Ben.
On the north side of the Palace is the world-famous tower, Big Ben. Big Ben is the world’s most giant clock and the third tallest clock tower, an impressive sight and the iconic feature of Westminster Palace.
Whiz by on a London bike tour or visit as part of an in-depth bus tour of London in one day.
Leak Detection Equipment Used by ADI London
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- Leak correlator. This equipment is most used on underground leak detection. It can go up to 600 meters below the surface.
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