7 Most Important Buildings In England

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Millions (if not billions) of pounds have been lavished by monarchs over the centuries to create present-day England. Thousands of man-hours forging unlimited supply of steel and rock to build the most prolific specimens of engineering and design. Even today, we find these castles and bridges flawlessly resting in their places as if they were built only months ago. Take the example of the TV series, Downton Abbey, if you don’t believe us! Read along as we take you for a quick tour of the most important buildings in England. Also, they say traveling helps stay fit, more so when you get sweet deals! M and M Direct is currently running a warehouse clear out sale with discounts up to 85% off on brands like UGG, Adidas, French Connection, Reebok & more. Check it out!

No. 1 – The Palace of Westminster, London.

The centre for British policymakers, the Palace of Westminster holds the convention between the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Located at the shoreline of river Thames, the awe-inspiring structure was rebuilt keeping in mind the Gothic theme after the initial structure was destroyed by the fire of 1834. This also gave rise to a differentiation between the New palace and the Old palace. The building, which is now a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, got its name from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey. And to make your experience even better, The London Pass is giving away a free entry to the Abbey!

No. 2 – The Big Ben, London.

What should we call it? The face of London or Hollywood’s most loved English destination? We bet you’d know more about the Big Ben than us! The Big Ben is located in close proximity to the Palace of Westminster on the bank of River Thames and is known for its famous ‘bell’ housed inside a tall clock tower. Entry inside the tower is not permitted, unless you can get a written letter of admission from the member of British parliament, which would cost you a fortune and several months of queuing up! Hence, we suggest our readers to admire the fabulous Big Ben from all the angles possible from the outside. And don’t forget to spectate the midnight gong.

The Big Ben

No. 3 – The Buckingham Palace, London.

We hope to give due justice by placing this piece of beauty on the number 3 position. The Buckingham palace is the most British of all the structures in the Kingdom. The palace was built in 1703 as a town house and residence for monarchs, and is currently resided by the Queen Elizabeth. It houses the largest private garden in London and has a staggering 775 rooms within its premises! That’s enough place to shelter around 3000 people at any given time. If the royalty of this palace is making you think twice before paying a visit, then brush your worry aside as Booking Buddy is giving away an exclusive discount on the Palace tour along with a 2-night stay at Cavendish hotel!

No. 4 – The Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

It is the family home of the ruling monarch of Britain and is located in the county of Berkshire, very close to the city of London. The original castle was built by William the Conqueror after the 11th century Norman invasion of England. The castle proved its mettle when it withstood a long siege during the 13th century War of First Barons followed by the English Civil War. The architecture has been divided into wards, apartments and parks. And if you’re lucky enough, you can even witness the formal Changing of Guards ceremony at the castle.

No. 5 – Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire.

The most beautiful ruin of Britain, ironically. Built-in 1132 by twelve monks, the Abbey was constructed in a place which is far from the daily routines of a social life. The monument was designed for those who wished to live a chaste and holy life. They abbey was seized by Henry VIII of England as part of the dissolution of the monasteries, hence the ruins. But Rievaulx had established its reign before going down, with around 500 lay brothers and 140 monks to its name!

No. 6 – Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.

Before being shut down in 1984, the Chatham Historic Dockyard served as the royal navy’s primary facility. After its closure, the structure was partitioned into three sections. The most prominent of the three being the Medway Port which is now operating as a fully commercialseaportt. The second section was turned into a commercial cum residential area and the third was handed over to a charity called the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. Thanks to its close connection with the navy, the dockyard is the anchor point for iconic military vessels like HMS Gannet, the Cavalier and the Ocelot.

Chatham Historic Dockyard

No. 7 – St. George’s Hall, Liverpool.

Located in the heart of Liverpool along the famous Lime Street is the St. George’s Hall. The Neoclassical structure has a rich history to its name. Known for its musical concerts, the performers were deprived of a proper building to stage their events until the design for construction was awarded to Harvey Elmes, who was only 25 years old at the time. Upon completion, the Hall became a common venue for musical concerts, meetings and other community services. A place in Liverpool that is worth every inch of its hard work.

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