Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

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The UK Parliament is perhaps the most recognizable building in London. Comprised of the House of Commons and House of Lords, Parliament is the supreme governing council in the UK. Big Ben, commonly mistaken as the clock, is the bell in the giant clock tower. The neo-gothic architecture is representative of eighteenth century London.

"My favorite local landmark was Parliament. My British Politics class took a tour of this historical landmark and as a political science major, it was a special experience to be able to visit the place from which UK politics operate." -E.J. T., Williams College