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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Houses of Parliament

The House of Lords and the House of Commons meet in the Houses of Parliament, located next to the River Thames in London.

Houses of Parliament
(Photograph taken from across the river.)

There are more than 1,000 rooms and more than two miles of corridors!

The clock tower is the most photographed part of the Houses of Parliament. It houses five bells. The biggest and most famous bell is called Big Ben.

The Houses of Parliament is also called the Palace of Westminster and was a royal palace. The last monarch to live here, Henry VIII, moved out in 1512. Parliament has met in the Palace of Westminster since around 1550.

More photos of the Houses of Parliament

See the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben live online

What time is it now in England?

How Britain is Governed | Parliament

House of Parliament | Elections | Government

Prime Minister | House of Commons

Making and Passing Laws



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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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