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"Britain's National Shrine"
Westminster Abbey is regarded as a Gothic architectural masterpiece. It has been the venue for most of the country's coronations and for numerous other royal occasions. At present, it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the nation. Westminster Abbey features the final resting places or commemorations of a large number of famous poets, scientists, musicians, artists, authors, scientists and more. It is one of London's most visited attractions. On Sundays it is open only for worship.
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"Britain's National Shrine"
Westminster Abbey is regarded as a Gothic architectural masterpiece. It has been the venue for most of the country's coronations and for numerous other royal occasions. At present, it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the nation. Westminster Abbey features the final resting places or commemorations of a large number of famous poets, scientists, musicians, artists, authors, scientists and more. It is one of London's most visited attractions. On Sundays it is open only for worship.
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Henry VII Chapel
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Statue of George V
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St Margaret's Church
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Richard Coeur de Lion (statue)
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Statue of Oliver Cromwell
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20 Dean's Yard
London, United Kingdom, SW1P 3PA
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The Henry VII Chapel is located at the far eastern end of Westminster Abbey. Paid via Henry VII’s will, it is a Lady Chapel of a considerable large size. Brass gates mark the chapel, separating it from the remaining part of the abbey. The architecture of the chapel is simple with a three aisles nave standing on four bays. The most remarkable feature of the architecture of the building is the fan vault ceiling. Resembling Gothic style, the chapel also sports beautiful stained glass windows. Filled with grace and history, the Henry VII Chapel is a site of English heritage.

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Statue of George V is a stunning 10 feet (3 meter) high sculpture located in the Old Palace Yard. It has been designated as a Grade II listed building status on 5 February 1970. the statue is in dedication to George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India. The statue was sculpted before the Second World War and it was unveiled opposite the House of Lords in 1947 in the presence of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.

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The church of St Margaret is located in Westminster Abbey. Resting on the Parliament Square, the Anglican church of St Margaret’s is in memory of Margaret of Antioch. Consecrated in the 12th century, rebuilding of the church began in the end of 15th century and continued till the 16th century. The beautiful stained glass windows depict many historically significant personalities. The church also houses the burials of many noted men belonging to the period of 16th – 17th century. The building’s pristine white color exterior gives a glimpse of its purity.

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Located in the Old Palace Yard in London, Richard Coeur de Lion is the clay statue of Richard the Lionheart sculpted by Baron Carlo Marochetti. Marochetti was first asked to make a plaster cast for the Great Exhibition, where the huge sculpture was installed at the entrance to welcome visitors. After the exhibition, the statue was moved to New Palace Yard in Westminster. The scenes shown on the side panels were added later, are of the king in battle, and on his deathbed. The latter depicts Richard addressing and, following one version of the story, forgiving the French archer who shot him.

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The Statue of Oliver Cromwell outside the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Westminister is a sculpture of Oliver Cromwell. The statue was designed by the Hamo Thornycroft and built in 1899. The statue shows Cromwell standing with a sword and a bible. This sculpture is debated over since years as Cromwell's disregard for the British monarchy and the infamous conquest of Ireland.

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Old Palace Yard is an open space flanked with spectacular buildings flaunting their architectural grandeur. It is enclosed with historical Westminister Abbey, Henry VII Chapel and Palace of Westminister. Only the western section of the yard is fully accessible to public.

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Statue of Nelson Mandela stands in Parliament Square, London. It is a sculpture of former President of South Africa and activist Nelson Mandela. The statue was designed by Ian Walters and erected in 2007. The idea to create a statue was initiated by Donald Woods and was built at the cost of £400,000. The statue is 9 feet (2.7 meter) high and is made in bronze.

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Built in 1097, Westminster Hall is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. This hall is the oldest remnant part of the former Palace of Westminster and has witnessed several key social and cultural ceremonies attended by distinguished personalities. This building sports a neo-gothic style architecture and is extremely huge with very high ceilings. An architectural marvel, today this is a premier venue for parliamentary functions and events.

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