The Palace of Westminster, by the River Thames, serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords
These lovely stamps mark 150 years since the completion of the ambitious rebuild of the Palace of Westminster following a catastrophic fire where most of the medieval buliding was destroyed. It features the Palace of Westminster miniature sheet along with a stunning image of a lovely view of the Palace from the South Bank of the River Thames, and our ‘black rod and mace’ Westminster, London postmark (30th July, 2020). It is available signed by art historian and BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank.
- Palace of Westminster Miniature Sheet Cover
- Featuring the Palace of Westminster miniature sheet
- With a stunning image of the Palace from the Thames
- And our Westminster, London postmark (30th July, 2020)
- Featuring the following stamps:
- Norman Porch
- Chapel of St Mary Undercroft
- St Stephen’s Hall
- Royal Gallery
The Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The palace is owned by the monarch in right of the Crown and, for ceremonial purposes, retains its original status as a royal residence. Committees appointed by both houses manage the building and report to the Speaker of the House of Commons and to the Lord Speaker.
Today the Palace of Westminster covers eight acres. It contains around 1100 rooms, 100 staircases and 4.8km of passageways. The building is nearly 300 metres long from the Victoria Tower to the Clock Tower. The Palace also contains state apartments for the presiding officers of the two houses.