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Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London SW1A

Westminster is home to some of London’s most famous heritage landmarks and buildings, as well as impressive architecture and squares that have become an influential part of the capital’s historic heritage.

Situated in the heart of the capital, Westminster is also one of London’s most affluent areas with many of the UK’s politicians populating the surrounding districts. Lining the streets of Westminster are world famous buildings and stunning architecture. Westminster is a hive of activity, bustling with tourists, business folk and locals.

One of Westminster’s most iconic buildings is the Houses of Parliament. Known around the world for its strong links to the world of British politics, Westminster attracts hundreds of tourists keen to gain an insight into the fascinating world of the UK’s political landscape.

The Houses of Parliament’s historic past spans over 900 years and has become an integral part of the capital’s cultural and heritage. If you’re visiting the impressive building, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Margaret’s Church and The Jewel Tower are all close by and well worth a visit.

Also known as the Palace of Westminster, guided tours take place daily in and around the Houses of Parliament. Suitable for families and children, the tours are designed to give visitors a well-informed understanding of the significant buildings that have played a crucial role in shaping the UK’s political hierarchy. For international visitors, tours are also available in a number of languages including German, Italian, French and Spanish.

For those looking for a memento of their visit, there is a gift shop within the building, as well as a café serving snacks and refreshments.

The site can be easily accessed by public transport, with Westminster Mainline, Victoria, and Charing Cross, all being close by.

For information on property for sale or to rent around Westminster, please contact CityWest Residential, leading estate agents in Westminster.

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