Climbers at Downing Street

The members of the climbing press on the terrace of the Houses of Parliament

Meeting the Prime Minister….. well we would have done had it not been for some trivial issue connected with global financial meltdown. Despite the PM not being there I have to say that this was a really fun day. Just being in the corridors of power was exciting, and how big is Downing Street? You think that it is just a normal house but it stretches back forever, almost a football pitch length I’d say!

House of Parliament Terrace from the London Eye

I was also lucky enough to be part of the press briefing beforehand where around 20 of us went with John Mann MP deep into the Houses of Parliament onto the famous ‘terrace’ – the place where most of the important decisions are made. Sat there I looked up at the London Eye and contemplated the reverse view I had of the terrace a few years earlier. We also saw Tony Benn who, despite not being an MP anymore, obviously can’t keep away from the place.
The rest of the day was brilliant and Gordon wasn’t missed.

Outside 10 Downing Street


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