51° 30' 2.35368” N 0° 7' 37.01640” W

Parliament Square

Sights & Landmarks • London, England United Kingdom

About Parliament Square

Parliament Square sits close to many major London landmarks - from Westminster Abbey to the Houses of Parliament. Constructed in 1868, this square later featured the first traffic signals in the city.

This place is home to several statues of notable British and foreign statesmen. For instance a bronze sculpture of the former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, or the anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Take a walk around the square and try to identify all eleven of them.

Historically, this square was a place of many demonstrations and protests. One of the most famous is the Parliament Square Peace Campaign, which was spearheaded by Brian Haw. Between 2001 and 2011, Haw used to sit in front of the Westminster Palace and display posters with anti-war slogans as a form of protest against Great Britan's foreign policy. After his death in 2011, his legacy was carried on by his co-protester, Barbara Tucker.

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