|Official name:||The Palace of Westminster|
|Also known as||
The Houses of Parliament
London, England SW1
|Designed by||Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin|
- Over the years there has been historical debate over who designed the Houses of Parliament and the clock tower commonly known as Big Ben. Charles Barry began the design, but then hired Augustus Pugin to complete it. Pugin, himself, has been quoted as giving Barry the credit for the better half of the work.
- November 5, 1605: Guy Fawkes plan to blow up Parliament is foiled.