The Palace of Westminster

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After a visit to the Queen, drop by the Parliament. The Palace of Westminster hosts the House of Commons and House of Lords, the legislative branch of local government. The Palace’s most popular attraction, though, is its clock endearingly called “Big Ben.” Taking photos or videos in the Parliamentary Estate is limited to Westminster Hall, St. Stephen’s Hall, and the visitor area of New Palace Yard. Anywhere else in the Palace needs explicit permission—applied for at least 48 hours in advance. Guidelines are available on their website, but it’s best to pocket the camera and enjoy the tour. Outside is a lot more fun for photographers. Cross Westminster Bridge for a full view of the Palace’s splendor. Any time your adventures take you here, you have options to play with—like exposure speed and lighting. A hidden little spot to take your photo is actually across the Westminster Bridge. Descend the steps and burrow into the archway that frames the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower).


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