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The Royal Courts of Justice are the nation's main civil courts. The Victorian Gothic building, designed by G E Street, was opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. Made from 35 million bricks faced with Portland stone, the Royal Courts of Justice are said to contain 1,000 rooms and 3.5 miles of corridors.

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Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), not wishing to see his collection of some 71,000 objects, a library and herbarium, dispersed on his death, bequeathed them to King George II for the nation in return for £20,000 to his heirs. The Parliament, led by the Speaker, Arthur Onslow, accepted the gift and an Act of Parliament establishing the British Museum received the royal assent on 7 June 1753.

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The Museum was first housed in a 17th-century mansion, Montagu House, in Bloomsbury on the site of today's building. On 15 January 1759 the British Museum opened to the public. The museum celebrated its 250 years in 2003.

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Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the eleventh century. The British parliament is the seat of the Government of the United Kingdom. The Palace of Westminster consists of the House of Commons (elected) and the House of Lords(hereditary and nominated).

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A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has been around since 604. The current Cathedral is the fourth to occupy this site. It was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.


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