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Visit Parliament launches ‘My Favourite Room' on social media

28 July 2016


Visit Parliament launches ‘My Favourite Room', where people who work at Parliament reveal which room or space is closest to their heart.

Favourite rooms could be the Commons Chamber, somewhere in Portcullis House, Prince's Chamber, or even a committee room - all places accessible to visitors. Through regular posts on Twitter and Facebook discover why Parliament is so special from the people who spend almost every day walking its many corridors. 

Alexander, an Enquiry Executive in the House of Commons Library's Customer Services Team, chose St Stephen’s Hall because "Charles I stormed in here in 1642 to arrest 5 MPs!" when this space was used as the Commons Chamber. 

Nick, an Information Officer in the House of Commons Enquiry Service, nominated the Commons Chamber. "It is a special place filled with tension and at other times, laughter and comedy."

Tracey, Equality & Diversity Assistant in Visitor Services, selected the Robing Room. "There is so much detail to take in, especially in the ceiling."

The Visit Parliament team would like to extend 'My Favourite Room' to visitors too. Is there a favourite space or room that made a lasting impression on you? Maybe you visited for a tour or to watch a political debate? Perhaps you came to see an exhibition or to have afternoon tea beside the Thames? 

Please send us an email or tweet us @visitparliament with your favourite room and tell us why you love it so much. Look out for the hashtag #MyFavRoom over the next few months.

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