Views of the Exterior

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The best views of the exterior are from the open space before the west front, that given in our illustration, and from the top of Parliament Street. The latter has the advantage of including part of the exterior of Henry VII.'s Chapel, with its beautiful and lofty turrets rising to considerable height above the parapet and terminating in richly ornamented finials, and its flying buttresses covered with lions, dragons, and other symbolic creatures.

With St. Margaret's Church and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, as seen from Parliament Street, forms an architectural group altogether unrivalled in beauty and harmony in England.

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