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Parliament Square, London

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Parliament Square is a square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It features a large open green area in the centre with trees to its west and it contains ten statues of statesmen and other notable individuals.As well as being one of London's main tourist attractions, it is also the place where many demonstrations and protests have been held. The square is overlooked by various official buildings: legislature to the east (in the Houses of Parliament), executive offices to the north (on Whitehall), the judiciary to the west (the Supreme Court), and the church to the south (with Westminster Abbey).LocationBuildings looking upon the square include the churches Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's, Westminster, the Middlesex Guildhall which is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Government Offices Great George Street serving HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs, and Portcullis House.Roads that branch off the Parliament Square are St. Margaret Street (towards Millbank), Broad Sanctuary (towards Victoria Street), Great George Street (towards Birdcage Walk), Parliament Street (leading into Whitehall), and Bridge Street (leading onto Westminster Bridge).
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  • It is a small square covered with grass that contains, in a corner, a statue of Winston Churchill. It has good views of the Abbey and of the Parliament.
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  • By Metro you can arrive before Westminster station and get right on the square. Big Ben, the houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbatsvo a wonderful ensemble.
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  • I find who ever I travel with up to town at some point we enter Parliament square. Each time noticing something within the architecture I had seen before. It is always a hive of activity and interest....  more »