London 06

London Episode 06 The Houses of Parliament

From Magna Carta to the 21st century

The building might be a stunning Victorian gothic pile, but the history of the Houses of Parliament goes much, much further back than that. Hear some of the highlights, together with snippets from the speeches which made the greatest impact, and find out too what to look out for on a visit. We’ll be popping next door to Westminster Hall too, the scene of some of the country’s most momentous occasions: coronation feasts, the trials of traitors and a king, and visits from a pope and an American president.

Useful links:
https://www.parliament.uk/visiting
https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/westminsterhall
https://www.visitlondon.com