Palace of Westminster: Strangers’ Dining Room

Strangers’ Dining Room is one of a suite of rooms used for hospitality and dining on the principal floor of the River Front of the Palace of Westminster. The works involved redecoration of the ceiling. The new design was based on the historic stencilled scheme and applied using traditional zinc oil paint. The ribs were finished with painted graining in imitation of oak joinery. The works also included flats and re-graining to the ribs, refurbishment of the oak panelling and joinery, and conservation of the fireplace. The fireback was finished with new glazed tiles, a new kerb made in Painswick stone, and a new fender made in polished brass in facsimile of historic examples in adjoining rooms.

Parliamentary Estates Directorate