Our trip takes us to The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as The Houses of Parliament, situated on the banks of the River Thames. The current building was constructed after fire ravaged the old Palace in 1834. A competition was held to find the architect to create the new Palace of Westminster, it was won by the architect Charles Barry. His designs for the new Palace were in the Gothic Revival style and he was assisted by Augustus W. N. Pugin, the leading authority on the Gothic style, who provided the designs for the decorations and furnishings.
The Palace of Westminster has been a Grade 1 listed building since 1970 and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Our visit will be a guided tour by an expert Blue Badge guide, showing us the House of Lords, House of Commons and the wealth of history, architectural and decorative detail in this magnificent building.
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