Houses of Parliament is a dark purple metallic polish. It is the purple sister to Trafalgar Square and has the same magnetic cap that transforms the polish into a chevron pattern. I love it! I wore it to the grocery store, and both the checker and the bagger were grabbing my hands to get a better look at my nails. Needless to say that made me feel pretty good
Application was very good. I did touch the magnetic top to my nail a few times, but it patched easily.