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Parliament Square

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Very nice open green space with a number of nicely done statues of historically important people

This an open area of green grass with many statues lining the perimeter. It is worthwhile to stroll around the perimeter and enjoy the artist's work which are on two sides of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This an open area of green grass with many statues lining the perimeter. It is worthwhile to stroll around the perimeter and enjoy the artist's work which are on two sides of the small park. You can also get a good view of Big Ben from the park. There are statues of Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, and Churchill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Huge Churchill statue, but my favorite is the Abraham Lincoln statue across the street. The Gandhi one is not bad either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A nice walk through history, via the many statues of famous people contained in this smallish square in front of Westminster Abbey. Take a stroll past the statues and admire them. Good photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Small area, but beautiful with a few statues. MP Jo Cox's memorial is placed here. The mood was very somber with individuals leaving cards and flowers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Small garden square in front of Westminster Abbey . There are a lot statues of famous personalities from the history of UK.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Sitting adjacent to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (Houses of parliament) this is a fairly standard square but in a fantastic location and surrounded by historical and beautiful buildings. Access is via Westminster Station (Green or Yellow Lines)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I think the surrounding architecture is beautiful. The square is also beautiful, including the statue of Sir Winston Churchill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

When you look around, everywhere is something from the English history. Some statues of famous Englishman, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament - all are around you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Directly across the street from Westminster Abbey, and one end of the Whitehall walk whose other end is Trafalgar Square. It has almost a dozen statues of famous British and world leaders. Unless you are a student of British History, many of the statues are of people you’ve probably not heard of, but have played significant roles in the British... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Hustle and bustle of tourists, workers, government, etc. Well worth I bit of your time to see these amazing buildings. Plenty tours to go on if interested.

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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