Oak class had an early start on Monday as they left school at 6:30am and headed for the capital. Despite being caught in traffic we arrived at the Houses of Parliament in good spirits. We had a great trip around, visiting the House of Lords and House of Commons, before meeting Mr Costa who told us all about being an MP. We walked in the footsteps of past and present sovereigns and pretended to be the Speaker by shouting ‘Order’ and ‘Here, here’ to show agreement with a viewpoint.
After a walk down Whitehall, where we passed the Cenotaph and the Banqueting Hall, (where Charles 1 was executed) we saw the changing of the guard and had our photograph taken with the guard and his horse, which are a,ways black. We had lunch in the old stable of Whitehall Palace before doing a quiz, looking at the horses and trying on all the uniforms. They were very heavy!
We finished the day in the gift shop buying a gift for our family. The journey home was much quicker. We passed Sherlock Holmes house on Baker Street, Lord’s Cricket Ground, a house in which Amy Johnson lived, Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park.
Walking down Whitehall Great Hall – Houses of Parliament Cavalry Museum