Westminster

  Scaffolding covering Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) as viewed from New Palace Yard

Scaffolding covering Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) as viewed from New Palace Yard

 "Pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only"

"Pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only"

 Reality.

Reality.

 Ongoing restoration work to Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) costing up to £61m

Ongoing restoration work to Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) costing up to £61m

 Restoration works continue in Westminster Hall -  the starting point for Full Route tours

Restoration works continue in Westminster Hall -  the starting point for Full Route tours

 The Diamond Jubilee window in Westminster Hall

The Diamond Jubilee window in Westminster Hall

 Parliament paraphernalia

Parliament paraphernalia

 Not quite the same is it

Not quite the same is it

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 Gothic / Scaffolding

Gothic / Scaffolding

 Scaffolding swallowing up Elizabeth Tower and its surrounds

Scaffolding swallowing up Elizabeth Tower and its surrounds

 The view from Abingdon St Gardens, a popular demonstration location, and the Sovereign's Entrance of Victoria Tower - plenty of noise inbetween

The view from Abingdon St Gardens, a popular demonstration location, and the Sovereign's Entrance of Victoria Tower - plenty of noise inbetween

 Turning our backs on Europe

Turning our backs on Europe

 Scaffolding selfies

Scaffolding selfies

 Old Palace Yard (Peers Car Park) and Richard I

Old Palace Yard (Peers Car Park) and Richard I

 Concrete barriers surrounding Old Palace Yard

Concrete barriers surrounding Old Palace Yard

 Vehicle entrance to Peer's Car Park and Black Rod's Garden - demonstrations out of site and drowned by the noise of traffic

Vehicle entrance to Peer's Car Park and Black Rod's Garden - demonstrations out of site and drowned by the noise of traffic

 Traffic participation

Traffic participation

 This man voted to Leave

This man voted to Leave

 Brexit demonstration participant by College Garden

Brexit demonstration participant by College Garden

 News reporting from College Garden

News reporting from College Garden

 College Garden

College Garden

 Layers of security - Portcullis House and Victoria Tower as viewed from Derby Gate

Layers of security - Portcullis House and Victoria Tower as viewed from Derby Gate

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 Westminster Bollard Boundaries - Portcullis of Parliament (left) and City of Westminster logo (right)

Westminster Bollard Boundaries - Portcullis of Parliament (left) and City of Westminster logo (right)

 Escaping the sun at Portcullis House

Escaping the sun at Portcullis House

 Portcullis House - designed by Hopkins Architects and opened in 2001 to provide an extra 231 MP's offices as an extension to the Parliamentary Estate. An underground tunnel provides access to the building from the Palace of Westminster.

Portcullis House - designed by Hopkins Architects and opened in 2001 to provide an extra 231 MP's offices as an extension to the Parliamentary Estate. An underground tunnel provides access to the building from the Palace of Westminster.

 Portcullis House drainage

Portcullis House drainage

 Concrete construction of Portcullis House

Concrete construction of Portcullis House

 Portcullis House visitor entrance details

Portcullis House visitor entrance details

 Portcullis House details

Portcullis House details