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Events and other uses

Disguisings In Hall

Westminster Hall was used for disguisings during the early Tudor period. What were these special events, and why where they held?

Parliament and Petitioners

How did Westminster Hall become the centre of political gossip and petitioning during the late 17th century?

Shops and Stalls

How did Westminster Hall become one of the chief centres of London life by the reign of Richard II? Read about the shops and stalls in the Hall over the centuries

Spectacular Coronation

Some coronations banquets in Westminster Hall were extravagant affairs. Discover what occurred during James II's magnificent coronation feast in 1685

West Hall in 19th, 20th centuries

What were Westminster Hall's new uses during this period?

Coronation Banquets

What were the coronation banquets in Westminster Hall like? Find out more about these magnificent feasts in honour of newly-crowned monarchs

Political Displays

Westminster Hall has witnessed numerous power intrigues over the centuries. Find out more about some key political events which have taken place in the Hall

Feasts and Banquets

What was Westminster Hall first used for? Learn about the grand feasts and banquets which were once held in the Hall

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Key dates

Find out more about the important moments in the history of Westminster Hall

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Related Information

Visitors to the Houses of Parliament can ask any questions about their visit, or the work of the House of Commons and House of Lords, at the information desk in Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall information desk

Related information

Visitors to the Houses of Parliament can ask any questions about their visit, or the work of the House of Commons and House of Lords, at the information desk in Westminster Hall