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Parliament Square

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Fairly Standard Square-Great Location

Sitting adjacent to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (Houses of parliament) this is a fairly standard square but in a fantastic location and surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Sitting adjacent to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (Houses of parliament) this is a fairly standard square but in a fantastic location and surrounded by historical and beautiful buildings. Access is via Westminster Station (Green or Yellow Lines)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I think the surrounding architecture is beautiful. The square is also beautiful, including the statue of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

When you look around, everywhere is something from the English history. Some statues of famous Englishman, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament - all are around you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Directly across the street from Westminster Abbey, and one end of the Whitehall walk whose other end is Trafalgar Square. It has almost a dozen statues of famous British and world leaders. Unless you are a student of British History, many of the statues are of people you’ve probably not heard of, but have played significant roles in the British... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Hustle and bustle of tourists, workers, government, etc. Well worth I bit of your time to see these amazing buildings. Plenty tours to go on if interested.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Visited Parliament Square when I visited Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Big Ben, and the Churchill War Rooms. It was interesting to sit in the Square with its statues and observe the hustle and bustle of a world famous city government area. Brought back fond memories of the scene in the movie National Lampoon European Vacation when Chevy Chase and the Griswold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you're interested in seeing the architecture of London, this is a great place to start. Stunning architecture all around.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Gazing at the House of Parliament is one of my favourite things to do in London. The building is incredibly beautiful! You can take a million pictures but then you realize that they don't show it as it looks in real life anyway - you just have to soak it up while staring at it ;) There is a nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Best places in the world A list of best places to visit in the world will definitely be incomplete without 'The Parliament square' of London. Situated at a walking distance from the London eye , I used to love spending time here. If you are lucky you will also hear the church bells

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is London at its best! Old Iconic buildings - Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, House of Parliament, grand statues! So much to see and take photos of - a real must visit place

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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