Since 2000 the GLA has been responsible for Parliament Square Gardens. Located in an area that encompasses the heart of contemporary British Politics and forms part of Westminster, the Gardens are an area of significant historic and symbolic value to the British People and many others worldwide. In 1987 it was designated as the Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square Conservation Area and inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, listed in 1996 and is an English Heritage Grade II registered garden of Special Historic Interest.
Parliament Square Gardens have played an important part in our heritage as a place of ceremonies and significant historic events. This role continues today, as Parliament Square Gardens are still a key part of the ceremonial route between Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.
Booking the Square
Parliament Square may be used for filming, photography and public gatherings, subject to the GLA approval in advance – see Booking the Square for further information and application forms.
At present the GLA is undertaking a programme of stone replacement on Parliament Square Gardens. This is part of an ongoing programme of restoration and repair.