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Visit City Hall, and watch the Mayor of London – 2nd January to 27th December 2013
If you’ve already been to the House of Commons and seen the MPs debating, then why not try their little cousins at City Hall? Once a month the 25 assembly members will gather together to grill the Mayor about his policies, and Boris Johnson is one of the few politicians that people will happily sit and watch.
Watch MPs debating in the Houses of Parliament – 7th January to 19th December 2013 (except 14th to 25th Feb, 26th Mar to 15th Apr, 21st May to 3rd Jun, 18th Jul to 2nd Sep, 13th Sep to 8th Oct, and 12th to 18th Nov)
Both UK residents and overseas visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free and watch the MPs debating. Galleries run around the top of both Chambers, looking down upon the MPs. The vistors section is at the back, looking towards the chair. All you have to do is queue up outside the Cromwell Green visitor entrance, and be prepared to wait for an hour or two hours.
Talk about Charles I’s execution — at Banqueting House – 24th June 2013
Travel back in time to 1649, as Banqueting House invites a host of inspiring speakers from across the worlds of science, arts and psychology, to take a fresh perspective on Charles I’s execution — when England lay on the brink of republicanism.