fionaskene's Qype reviews
16 Great George Street, London, London SW1P 3AA
St. Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2AT
fionaskene wrote on 11 December 2011 (updated on 12 December 2011)
Great place to visit. A palace after all : get out your history
book before you go, to ensure you see it all.From the Great Hall (the oldest building where you enter, following the security check)
where monarchs & Heads of State lie before burial, to the inner Halls & upper chambers this place is a gold mine. If you can, make an appointment with
your Member of Parliament & you can sit in & watch a debate.
The walls are lined with paintings,busts of the great & the good,tapestries,carved wood & stone & stained glass windows
Antiquated, our attempt at democracy but I love it for its history
London SW1A 2BY
fionaskene wrote on 10 December 2011
An iconic landmark in Central London
& a must-see for all tourists, this sits
on the same street leading to Trafalgar
Square & Horseguards Parade one way
& to Parliament Square, the other way.
Due to increased terrorism, tightened
security has led to massive gates erected
which never were there in the 60’s when
I first came to London.
Ambrosden Ave, Victoria, London SW1P 1QH
fionaskene wrote on 29 May 2011 (updated on 11 December 2011)
I went to visit for the first time : the singing by the
lay clerks of the Cathedral was wonderful (Palestrina 1590)
but to see a great church, go to Westminster Abbey
nearby, (I think some people confuse the two)or St Paul’s …
or indeed the Russian Orthodox church in Kensington.
This one is quite kitsch by comparison
20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
fionaskene wrote on 6 May 2011
Wonderful - not just for Royal Weddings
(see the ariel interior photos of that) or for
funerals - but for Poets' Corner & the tombs
of William Blake & other of our greatest :
Chaucer,Cromwell,Darwin & many kings too)
Plus the marvellous free Services there where
you can enjoy great music & choral singing
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE
fionaskene wrote on 1 May 2011 (updated on 16 May 2011)
Elegance beyond words, but you must be a Member... or go with one.
There is a strict dress code.
Founded in 1882,it has the most spectacular entrance with a spiral staircase which seems to float heavenwards on a cantelever.
The only one to match it is at Sharpham House,Ashprington,Devon
At the first floor,you walk through a splendid library, where once
the Irish Treaty was signed,into an enormous dining room
overlooking their garden terrace,the Thames & Parliament.
Food is traditional, & marvellous, & many politicians - of all
persuasions- dine here.It features in books by GK Chesterton,
HG Welles, & PG Wodehouse. Past members including Churchill
& Gladstone were also members of the Savage Club (men only)
housed within its walls. Many costume dramas & films have been made here.
George Bernard Shaw remarked at a debate in the Club, "I
have never yet met a member of the National Liberal Club
who did not intend to get into Parliament at some time, except
those who, like our Chairman, are there already."