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Great Hall at Parliament

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Published December 22nd 2012
England's most famous hall
Westminster Hall, or the Great Hall, is the oldest building in Parliament Square and has been at the centre of British government for over 900 years. A visit to the hall is an education in fascinating historical events, as well as an experience of beautiful architecture from the expansive wooden ceiling to intricate stained glass windows.

Parliament. Photo by Erin Connelly.

For most of its lengthy history, the hall served as a legal and administrative centre and was used for coronations, large celebrations, and royal banquets. The lay-out and display of the hall still retains an atmosphere of aristocratic elegance, even though it's currently more often used for public exhibitions rather than royal parties.

Great Hall. Photo by Erin Connelly.

Stained glass. Photo by Erin Connelly.

The hall is used for special events and public exhibitions, which are available on the website. The hall can be visited without a tour or prior arrangement.
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Why? Visit an iconic part of English history
Phone: 0844 847 1672
Where: Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA
Cost: From 15.00
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