31.5.11

London continued....

A few more photos of London....

Houses of Parliament







While reading about the Houses of Parliment on Wikipedia I came across this which I thought was quiet funny....


Rules and traditions

Eating, drinking and smoking

The Palace has accumulated many rules and traditions over the centuries. Smoking has not been allowed in the chamber of the House of Commons since the 17th century. As a result, Members may take snuff instead and the doorkeepers still keep a snuff-box for this purpose. Despite persistent media rumours, it has not been possible to smoke anywhere inside the Palace since 2005. Members may not eat or drink in the chamber; the exception to this rule is the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who may have an alcoholic drink while delivering the Budgetstatement.

Have a great day


Popular Posts