UK Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle visits the secret chamber rediscovered during renovation work in the Houses of Parliament in London. Photo: Jessica Taylor/AFP

UK parliament’s lost chamber of secrets uncovered by renovation work

  • Bricked up in 1807 and not accessed for more than 70 years, it was hidden behind a small wooden door that most people assumed was a cupboard
  • It was created for the coronation banquet of King Charles II in 1661, and 17th-century wooden timbers still run across the secret chamber’s ceiling
Topic |   Britain
UK Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle visits the secret chamber rediscovered during renovation work in the Houses of Parliament in London. Photo: Jessica Taylor/AFP
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