(CNN)Here's some background information about Great Britain's Houses of Parliament, located on the Thames River in London.
The meeting place of Great Britain's bicameral legislature - composed of the House of Commons and the House of Lords - is also known as Westminster Palace.
11th century - The original palace is built.
Designers/Architects - Sir Charles Barry along with Augustus Welby Pugin. Barry won a competition to be the architect.
- Ground floor - Offices, river front houses, meeting rooms, and dining halls.
- First floor - More dining rooms, Chambers of the House of Commons and House of Lords, and libraries.
- Second floor and Third floor - Committee rooms.