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The daftest image of Big Ben you will ever see

A PR person contacted me on behalf of a money website with one of the daftest images I have seen in a long time.

Tickets Alert: Dine like a politician in Parliament

For a few days next month, it will be possible for ordinary folk to go into Parliament and have lunch in the dining halls of our political masters.

Tickets Alert: Tours of the House of Commons Library

To mark 200 years since the House of Commons Library appointed its first Librarian, and to celebrate Libraries Week, the Library is open for tours again on Saturday 13 October.

Tickets Alert: Free talks about Big Ben in Parliament

A monthly free talks about Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower being held inside Parliament have been extended to run for the rest of this year.

Women in Parliament – an exhibition inside Parliament

A grand medieval hall that has seen the greatest of state occasions, an exhibition, about the gradual admittance of women to Parliament.

Tickets Alert: Tours of Pugin’s House of Commons Library

To mark 200 years since the House of Commons Library appointed its first Librarian, and the first ever 'National Democracy Week', the Library is open for tours on Saturday 7 July.

Tickets Alert: Women’s Suffrage exhibition inside Parliament

Featuring a range of interactive features, the exhibition will cover the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Tickets Alert: Pride at Night at the Houses of Parliament

There will be evening tours of the House of Parliament next month to mark 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Tickets Alert: Free tours of Parliament on Election Week

If you were to want to take in a tour of the Houses of Parliament, then the run up to the General Election would be quite an apt date to choose, and now such tours are being offered for free, if you're a UK citizen.

Dine like a Lord during the General Election

The election gives us a rare chance to use Parliament's private facilities, and dine in the House of Lords.

Ticket Alert: Dine like a Peer in the House of Lords

For a few days, there will be a chance to have a meal in the House of Lords, in the Peers' Dining Room.

Unbuilt London: A Bronze Slab Next to Parliament

In the early 1970s, plans were announced to demolish a cluster of old buildings opposite Big Ben and replace them with a vast monolith covered in bronzed glass.

Unbuilt London: The Georgian Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, that impressive confection of gothic architecture should look a lot plainer -- in fact it should be Georgian in style -- had plans to erect a new building in the 1730s been carried out.

Lunch like a Lord

Now that Parliament has closed down ahead of the General Election, there is an opportunity for us mere mortals to take lunch in the Peers’ Dining Room in the House of Lords.

Satellite Photo Reveals Railway Under Parliament Square

When railways, or any large hole for that matter, is dug underground, it can often leave telltale marks on the surface.