Bearing in mind that London houses some of the most important and influential places in the world, we took the opportunity to visit both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, after a luxury boat ride down the Thames with a 3 course meal and a spot of sightseeing, of course.
When we did finally arrive at the Houses of Parliament, we were kindly greeted and given an extensive tour of the buildings, before being educated on not just the history of Prime Ministers, but the Royal bloodline and what role the Queen has in politics.
There was a lot to see in the Houses of Parliament, such as the portraits of important people in history, but we were always told to be very careful when touching anything, and we were not permitted to sit down in the House of Commons or the House of Lords, either, because we hadn’t quite earned that right just yet.
Over all, London was fantastic! As a newly elected member, this trip gave me chance to get to know the members of other Youth Councils (e.g. Chorley) much better and so it has not only been an educational experience, but a social one, too.
So aside from losing most of the group at various points, (such as in M&M world,) we did just manage to get the last train home, and we did have a fabulous Day!