While renovation of the Palace of Westminster is debated, I’m reminded that when it burnt down in 1834 King William IV offered Buckingham Palace to Parliament.
The 658 MPs – there are 650 now – would have occupied the ballroom. The king was keen to off-load it but his offer was declined.
Perhaps the Queen, who prefers Windsor, could make the offer again. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, a staff lounge, a cinema, a bar and a very comfortable mess.
It also has a barber’s room, a gym, a dental surgery, medical facilities, a post office, a swimming pool and a large garden. There are also secret tunnels to Whitehall and Westminster.
Buckingham Palace (pictured) has 775 rooms, a staff lounge, a cinema, a bar and a very comfortable mes
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