TQ3079 : The Palace of Westminster

near to Westminster, Great Britain

The Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster (aka The Houses of Parliament). The "classic" view from the southern end of Westminster Bridge.
Palace of Westminster - Houses of Parliament
Standing beside the River Thames, the Palace of Westminster is one of the most famous buildings in the UK.

The building as it is today was constructed between 1834 and 1864, replacing an earlier building which caught fire. It has 1100 rooms, 100 staircases and five kilometres of corridors.

It hosts the two houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

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River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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Tuesday, 15 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
Thames 
Place (from Tags)
London 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 303 795 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9765N 0:7.4527W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 306 796
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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