How Does Big Ben Keep Accurate Time?
When parliament commissioned this clock in 1854, they insisted Big Ben be the biggest, most powerful clock in the world...
Jewel House
0°4′34″W / 51.50806°N 0.07611°W / 51.50806; -0.07611The Jewel House in the Tower of London is both a building and an institution. Until 1782 it was the Department of the Jewel...
Lunar House
0°5′54″W / 51.37833°N 0.09833°W / 51.37833; -0.09833Lunar House is a 20-storey office block in Croydon, in South London. It is situated at 40 Wellesley Road, on its east side,...
Ceremony of the Keys
Ceremonies known as the Ceremony of the Keys are held in at least two locations in the United Kingdom: London, and Edinburgh, as well as Gibraltar.
Probably the best known such ceremony is the one...
Norman Shaw Buildings
The Norman Shaw Buildings (formerly known as New Scotland Yard) are a pair of buildings in Westminster, London. Built by renowned architect Richard Norman Shaw between 1887 and 1906, they were origina...
Thames House
Thames House is a Grade II listed building in Millbank, London, on the north bank of the River Thames adjacent to Lambeth Bridge. Originally used as offices by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) it ha...
Schomberg House
0°8′9″W / 51.50583°N 0.13583°W / 51.50583; -0.13583Schomberg House is a mansion on the south side of Pall Mall in central London which has a colourful history. Only the street...
Middlesex Guildhall
The Middlesex Guildhall is the home of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It stands on the south-west corner of Parliament Square in London.
Clifford's Inn
Clifford's Inn was previously an Inn of Chancery and is located between Fetter Lane, Clifford's Inn Passage, leading off Fleet Street and Chancery Lane in the City of London. Founded in 1344 and disso...
Horse Guards (building)
Horse Guards is a large grade I listed building in the Palladian style between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade in London. The first Horse Guards building was built on the site of the former tiltyard...
The Tower of London (novel)
The Tower of London is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1840. It is a historical romance that describes the history of Lady Jane Grey from her short-lived time as Queen of E...
William the Conqueror
William I (Old Norman: Williame I; c. 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from ...
Skipton House
Skipton House is a high specification office building in Elephant and Castle, Central London.It was built for a Japanese bank and then sold on to accommodate staff of the Department of Health who were...
Portcullis House
Portcullis House (PCH) is an office building in Westminster, London, UK, that was commissioned in 1992 and opened in 2001 to provide offices for 213 Members of Parliament and their staff, augmenting l...
House of Lords Library
The House of Lords Library is the library and information resource of the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It provides Members of the House and their staff with...
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is in the City of Westminster, London, close to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The site now occupied by the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre was...
Bow Street Magistrates' Court
Bow Street Magistrates' Court on the specialisation of the Old Bailey to a Crown Court became the most famous magistrates' court in England in the latter part of its 266-year existence, occupying vari...
Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after ...
Dover House
0°7′37″W / 51.50417°N 0.12694°W / 51.50417; -0.12694Dover House is a Grade I-listed mansion in Whitehall, and the London headquarters of the Scotland Office.
Dover House w...
Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-...
Eland House
Eland House is an office building on Bressenden Place in Westminster, London. It was designed by EPR Architects and built by Mowlem for Land Securities, and although finally completed in 1998, staff o...
New Palace Yard
New Palace Yard is to the northwest of the Houses of Parliament (aka the Palace of Westminster), in Westminster, London, England. It is to the east of Parliament Square, to the west of Big Ben, and to...
2 Marsham Street
2 Marsham Street is an office building on Marsham Street in the City of Westminster, London, and has been the headquarters of the Home Office, a department of the British Government, since March 2005....
Wales Office
The Wales Office is a United Kingdom government department. It replaced the former Welsh Office, which had extensive responsibility for governing Wales prior to Welsh devolution in 1999.In the past it...
House of Commons Library
The House of Commons Library is the library and information resource of the lower house of the British Parliament. It has adopted the phrase "Contributing to a well-informed democracy" as a summary of...
Cumberland House
0°8′7″W / 51.50583°N 0.13528°W / 51.50583; -0.13528Cumberland House was a mansion on the south side of Pall Mall in London, England. It was built in the 1760s by Matthew Brett...
Victoria Tower Gardens
0°7′30.0″W / 51.496944°N 0.125000°W / 51.496944; -0.125000Victoria Tower Gardens is a public park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. As its name suggests, it ...