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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 central London. It features a large open green area in the centre with trees to its west, and it contains eleven 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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  • Even though Big Ben is beginning to disappear from sight, it is still worth visiting Parliament Square to see the statues, they range in my view from the good, Churchill and Gandhi for instance, to th...  more »
  • A number of interesting, and well made sculptures are placed around this park that lies between Westminster and the houses of Parliament. Churchill, Gandhi, Mandela and Smutts are just a few. Worth a ...  more »
  • If you have been visiting Westminster Abbey or Parliament, it's a nice square to sit and rest or have lunch. Some really good statues of Churchill, Gandhi and Mandela dotted around the square. There i...  more »
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  • Service is outstanding, food is exquisite and the price is a lot cheaper than one would expect for this level of cuisine. £47 a head for 3 course set menu with 3 small courses thrown in and 2 large bottles of sparkling water. Seriously, £47 for a Michel Roux Jr restaurant in the heart of London is ridiculously cheap, yet the quality one would expect.
  • the staff are amazing my partner and i went for our anniversary, a little expensive but so good, the wine was the best i have ever had, and the desert to die for.
  • Of all my culinary endeavors to date, the visit to London on business and finding this restaurant (get a reservation), then ordering the tasting menu is by far the top dining experience I've had. Unbelievable how good it was.
  • Perfect. Immaculate setting, sensitive professional service, exciting menu, interesting and fairly priced wine list. One of the dishes (Dorset Crab) must rank in my top ten in the world. The entire experience was an exercise in excellence; the dinner was a perfect 100/100.
  • Wow!! The quality of food was exceptional. My first visit but by no means my last. Excellent service throughout the evening. The 7 course tester menu accompanied with wine was nothing less than fabulous. No doubt the best combination of food and wine I have had the privilege of enjoying for easily 15 -20 years. Thank you.

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