Architecture of the Palace
One of the most recognised buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry. Now Grade I listed, and part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace contains a fascinating mixture of both ancient and modern buildings, and houses an iconic collection of furnishings, archives and works of art. Find out more about the history and features of this magnificent building.
Discover more about how the current Palace came to be built by Charles Barry with an amazing gothic design which symbolised the Victorian age.
Explore the inside of the Palace, designed with spectacular fixtures and fittings by the eccentric A.W.N. Pugin. It contains a rich collection of works of art.
Find out more about the important moments in the history of the Palace of Westminster, from its destruction in the 1834 fire to the present day
What does the Palace of Westminster contain today? Find out more about the layout and features of the present building