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Is HP Sauce really named after the Houses of Parliament

There’s a rather famous brown condiment, HP Sauce, which features a rather famous building, coincidentally called the Houses of Parliament, but is one named after the other?

Dine inside the House of Commons this Easter

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: Winter fair inside Parliament

There will be a winter fair inside the Houses of Parliament next week, with the Houses of Commons and Lords also open to visit.

Dine like an MP in the Houses of Parliament

As the MPs are away, Parliament is letting the mere electorate in to have lunch or dinner in the Members’ Dinning Room.

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: Pink Parliament Peregrinations

Visits to Parliament are going queer next month, with two special gay-themed guided tours being offered.

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.

150th anniversary of the first traffic lights

This week, or next, depending on which date you care to choose marks the 150th anniversary of the world’s first purpose built traffic light.

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.