TQ3079 : Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament

near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament
Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament
A view across the Thames, from the embankment outside County Hall, towards Westminster Bridge and The Palace of Westminster (aka The Houses of Parliament).
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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Westminster Bridge
Westminster Bridge was opened in 1750, but fell into disrepair and was replaced by the present bridge in 1862. With an overall length of 252 metres and a 26 metre width, it is a seven-arch wrought iron bridge which has Gothic detailing by Charles Barry (the architect of the Palace of Westminster). It is the oldest bridge in central London. It is Grade II* listed.
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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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Thursday, 17 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Public buildings and spaces  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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London 
River (from Tags)
Thames 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 304 796 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.0505N 0:7.3545W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 305 797
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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