One of the many things we love about London is the imposing gothic beauty of our parliament building, especially good old Big Ben. It attracts so much interest because of its prominence in London’s history, present and future. Now, the government’s restoration and renewal committee is fixed to propose that MPs and peers will move out of the Houses of Parliament for six years in order for a £4bn renovation to take place. It will be the first time MPs have moved out since the Second World War, and the plans have been made in order to save the disintegrating stonework and avoid any large scale failures within the building in years to come. This should be an interesting change of routine for Westminster, and will no doubt be an important period for London’s architectural history.