House of Lords
Houses of Parliament
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House of Lords information
Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords sit in the sumptuous Palace of Westminster, a neo-Gothic confection dating from the mid-19th century. The House of Lords can be visited via the ‘Strangers’ Gallery’. The intricate Gothic interior led its architect, Pugin (1812–52), to an early death from overwork.
The House of Lords contains Lords Spiritual, linked with the established church, and Lords Temporal, who are both appointed and hereditary.