The Houses of Parliament in London is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and one of the capital’s most photographed landmarks. A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture which incorporates survivals from the medieval Palace of Westminster (destroyed by a fire in 1834), it was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church, in 1987. With its restoration and renewal in the news, find out more about the background of the Houses of Parliament in this interactive timeline.
Featured image credit: The Palace of Westminster at night as seen from the opposite side of the River Thames by David Iliff. CC-BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.