The Palace of Westminster

The history of the Houses of Parliament spans over 900 years from the Anglo-Saxons to the present

Architecture of the Palace

Read about the current Palace of Westminster as designed by architect Sir Charles Barry

Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall is the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate. It has played a central role in 900 years of British history, with the major institutions of the British state having grown up directly around it

St Stephen's Chapel

St Stephen's Chapel is the forgotten heart of the Palace of Westminster. For seven centuries St Stephen's was at the centre of the political and religious life of the nation, and it's influence is still detected today.

Related Information

Explore the Parliamentary Art Collection that is displayed throughout the buildings of the Parliamentary Estate.