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

2015: Parliament in the Making

2015: Parliament in the Making logo

Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.

Related Information

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