22 September 2017
First stop was the National Gallery, one of the foremost art galleries in the world. The boys got up close and personal with the Ugly Duchess, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Monet’s Water-Lily Pond, and the works of Canaletto, Turner, Gainsborough, and Van Dyck.
After a walk down Whitehall and past Downing Street we came to Parliament Square. Fr Elliott and Mr Hennessy took turns to explain the importance of the various statues: Canning, Lincoln, Peel, Gandhi, Mandela, Lloyd-George, Palmerston, Disraeli, and Churchill.
We then went on to Westminster Hall and so round the Palace of Westminster with our guide Peter. The boys were fully engaged in the tour which introduced them to the history and traditions of the Houses of Parliament. This was followed by a well-deserved trip to Pizza Express. A wonderful day enjoyed by all.