Next to the Houses of Parliament is a small triangular park which runs alongside the River Thames. It is known as Victoria Tower Gardens. It is named after the Victoria Tower(which you can see in this photo) where the parliamentary archives are kept. Quite often Members of Parliament can be seen being interviewed by the media in the park.
The Burghers of Calais by Rodin
This statue represents 6 citizens of Calais who offered themselves as hostages to King Edward 111 during the 100yr war between England and France. The King ordered them to be beheaded but they were saved by the English Queen Philippa. The statue dates from 1895 and can be found in cities throughout the world including Paris, Venice, Washington, Seoul, New York and Canberra.