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The Palace of Westminster located in the Westminster SW1 area is one of the main London tourist attractions. It was originally built in 1016 and demolished 800 years later because of a fire. It took almost 30 years to rebuild it between 1846 and 1870. Tourists come from all over the world to see not just the building but also the famous Big Ben, the bell of the clock in the Elizabeth Tower.
Westminster SW1 houses the Buckingham Palace. This building constructed in 1703 is the place of residence for the English monarch. The first owner was the Duke of Buckingham.
Westminster is an area of central London situated on the north bank of the River Thames widely known as the centre of British government, history, and culture.
The name of the district originates from the informal name of the abbey church and royal peculiar of St Peter’s located to the west of the City of London or ‘West Minster’ abbey.
It’s no secret that Westminster’s concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks is probably the highest in London. Landmarks and sights include the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery, the Royal Mews, the Royal Albert Hall and about 11,000 listed buildings of architectural or historical importance form a unique heritage of Central London. Palace of Westminster is referred to the UNESCO World Heritage.