Secret Underground Westminster Gun Club to Close

By Gary Cutlack on at

There's a semi-secret underground shooting range beneath the Palace of Westminster, where MPs can go to rent out a .22 calibre rifle and have fun imagining they're back home on the estate merrily gunning for pheasant. Sadly for them, it's about to close.

The Palace of Westminster Rifle Club has been running since 1915, and allowed MPs to shoot a variety of handguns up until 1997 -- when they were replaced by a stock of rifles. The club's about to be booted out of its 25-yard underground room, though, with a spokesman telling Buzzfeed: "House of Lords administration and works committee has agreed to close the rifle range to provide a location for fire safety equipment." [Buzzfeed]

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