Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

The Strangers' Dining Room

Healthcare Honours will be held in The Strangers' Dining Room inside The Houses of Parliament.

One of most iconic buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster and its fascinating collection of national treasures provide a unique perspective on the events that have shaped modern Britain.

The Strangers’ Dining Room was originally the Peers’ Committee Room, which was later transformed into a dining facility in approximately 1867, and renamed The Strangers’ Dining Room during the interwar period. When Parliament is in session, the Room is used by members to meet their guests referred to as “strangers” across Parliament. Combined with the intricate wood carvings, the elaborate red flock wallpaper - designed and favoured by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) - provides an elegant setting for this special occasion.