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18 September 2014
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Royal Gallery

Royal GalleryThe Royal Gallery is not often used., but visiting heads of state have addressed both the Commons and the Lords from here. A banquet was held in this room for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Huge masterpieces depicting the battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar, painted directly onto the stonework, dominate the 110ft-long walls of the gallery, while royal portraits, including those of the Queen and Queen Mother, stare down on visitors from up high.

Principal floor plan
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  1. Victoria Tower
  2. Queen's Robing Room
  3. Royal Gallery
  4. Prince's Chamber
  5. Lords' Chamber
  6. Central Lobby
  7. Commons' Lobby
  8. Commons' Chamber
  9. Noes Lobby
  10. St Stephen's Chapel
  11. Westminster Hall
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