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Westminster contains the Houses of Parliament. These are the headquarters of one of oldest democracies in the world, dubbed the 'Mother of all Parliaments'.The main Parliament buildings date back to the mid 1800s and are built in neo-gothic style around the medieval Westminster Hall.When Parliament is in session, visitors can queue at the Strangers' Galleries for admission to debates.
Next door is probably the most recognised British sight, Big Ben.The clocktower, which looks out to Westminster Bridge, gets its name from the huge bell inside, whose chimes can be heard four miles away.Behind it stands Parliament Square with its famous statues, including Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.
The fabulous façade of Westminster Abbey is unmissable.Dating from 1066, it is the number one church of the Anglican faith and coronation and burial place of British monarchs.Its most famous spots are Poets' Corner and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Cenotaph stands at the junction of Parliament Street and Whitehall.This simple monument of Portland stone is the focus for remembrance of those who died in international conflict.
Beyond it lie the grand buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street, home of the Prime Minister.
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