The House of Parliament is one of London’s most-visited sites. Also known as the Palace of Westminster, the sprawling complex is home to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the governing bodies of the United Kingdom.
With the area being such a focal point of British life and tourism, visitors should make sure to secure housing near House of Parliament so they can explore all the attractions without losing time to long commutes. One of the best options is The King’s Wardrobe by BridgeStreet.
The building is home to dozens of serviced apartments, including one-, two- and three-bedroom spaces. All of the short-term housing options are fully furnished, letting you settle into your stay in London with all the comforts of home.
The King’s Wardrobe fuses antique and modern charm: The residence dates back several-hundred years and retains the old-world architecture while embracing the latest and most luxurious amenities. The living and dining areas are spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen provides all you would need to pull together a home-cooked meal.
Having housing near House of Parliament means easy access to all the restaurants and pubs in the neighborhood if you’d rather explore London’s culinary options. The residence is set back in a private courtyard yet within blocks there is a bustling nightlife scene, shops and historic attractions like St. Paul’s Cathedral. Several public-transit stops are also within a stone’s throw of The King’s Wardrobe, so in just a few minutes you can be jetting off to all corners of London.
Then of course there is the House of Parliament itself. The palace was originally built more than 1,000 years ago but was destroyed by a fire in the 1800s and later rebuilt. It is now one of the most iconic buildings in the world, attracting nearly a million visitors a year.
The building is open for tours year-round, including guided, private, family and audio tours. Some packages even include afternoon tea. Visitors can walk the hallowed halls, explore exhibits and archival material and even watch members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords debate the issues of the day. The Parliament Shop features a wide range of books, gifts and more, a must-see spot to pick up a souvenir.While Big Ben is one of the most recognizable aspects of the palace, tours of the famous clock tower as well as Elizabeth Tour are temporarily suspended until 2020, as officials work on refurbishing.