I was wrong. We ordinary people did not get to run around the Houses of Parliament snapping selfies willy-nilly.
They only allow photos in the great hall so, on the way out, we snapped a couple.
Anyway, what little we saw of the place was quite impressive, arcane and antiquated.
Although the House of Lords is currently being rocked by a very juicy scandal complete with cocaine, prostitutes and salacious gossip compliments of Lord Sewel, or Lord Sewer as one journalist called him. Lord Sewel is of the last of the 90 some hereditary Lords still in the House of Lords and has lived down to our lowest expectation of aristocracy, proving himself to be yet another pompous, clueless dickhead.