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Houses of Parliament:

see Westminster PalaceWestminster Palace
or Houses of Parliament,
in Westminster, London. The present enormous structure, of Neo-Gothic design, was built (1840–60) by Sir Charles Barry to replace an aggregation of ancient buildings almost completely destroyed by fire in 1834.
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The library said that dogs, except guide dogs, are not generally allowed in the Palace of Westminster.
The only animals formally admitted to the Palace of Westminster are guide dogs and police sniffer dogs.
Two years later, Charles Barry won the contest to build a new Palace of Westminster and appointed Augustus Pugin to design its gothic detail.
I have been lucky with the Windsors occupying the throne during my time, but very unlucky with the occupant of the Palace of Westminster for the past 50 years.
The day before the funeral the coffin will be transferred to the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster. There will be a short service before the coffin rests in the chapel overnight.
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The artist hoped to put a statue on the Palace of Westminster but was refused permission.
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IF Guy Fawkes had succeeded with his gunpowder plot he would have devastated much of London as well as blowing the palace of Westminster sky-high.
Mike McCann, Maintenance Manager of the Palace of Westminster and Keeper of the Great Clock, said: "The clock does not stop, so they have to dodge the hands."