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Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

6 Pics: The Palace of Westminster hosts the UK Parliament’s House of Commons and House of Lords.  Visitor Tours and Photography Restrictions inside, outside is not a problem. 

Alongside is Westminster Abbey. Visiting Westminster Abbey, where photography is not allowed inside.  Both are right outside Westminster Underground railway station.  Nearby, one can take a variety of river tours.

The fine detail of the palace exterior is not often seen, so here are some pictures. 🙂

Westminster 1


West 4


Westminster Turrret 1


Westminster Turret 2


Westminster 2


Big Ben Close Up

10 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful series of photos.


    June 20, 2014 at 06:55

  2. Truly exceptional attention to detail. I cannot fathom the patience it would take to design, plan and build such a structure.


    June 22, 2014 at 05:15

    • Quite so. I would suppose for those who commisioned it, there would be a lot of glory and patriotic zeal. But, I cannot help admire the dedications of the artisans for whom it must have been a more artistic zeal.

      Good to see it though. It shows how much human beings can achieve, in anything, when we try.

      Thanks for the comment. Spot on. 🙂


      June 22, 2014 at 10:31

  3. Wow – brilliant shots! Were you on the other side of the bank – or did you take these from a boat?


    June 23, 2014 at 16:47

    • Hiya. It was from a tour boat that goes from Westminster to Hampton Court. I’ll be posting the journey and the palace in the next few days. 🙂


      June 23, 2014 at 17:32

    • P.S. Thanks 🙂


      June 23, 2014 at 17:35

  4. So excited, we are finally returning to London in 2015 after crossing the Atlantic once again and self driving through Kruger National Park again, we are then returning to London for some r & r after Africa for the first time in a long time. I want to tour some historic houses and maybe Windsor or something….both I have never done.


    June 24, 2014 at 04:02

  5. Awesome photos.


    December 17, 2014 at 10:45

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