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Houses of Parliament

Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a devastating fire in 1834. Westminster Hall survived the fire and dates from 1097. Visitors can book tours through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and are welcome to watch debates and committees when the Houses are sitting..
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Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went today. Considering I don't know much about British politics, their constituencies etc, I'd say it's educational. Enriching Of course you'd stretch your dollar if you know more about the Parliament so that you'd ask the guide.. Excellent place to tour! I'd rank it on...More

Thank Tina L
Reviewed yesterday

We visited on guided tour .....AND.....when both houses were in session. You have to go on 2 different days as you cant take a guided tour when the houses are in session. For british people, this is something you must experience. as this is where...More

Thank J7223TWlinda
Reviewed yesterday

Choose to view it from outside or decide on a tour within the grounds itself. It's all up to you really. London pass doesn't offer this place in its listing but architectural fanatics should not miss out visiting the interior. If you're a huge fan...More

Thank Syme0n
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour off the cuff after having a few hours spare on a trip to London. We booked the less expensive audio tour which turned out to be the best decision. We arrived 30 minutes earlier than our allocated time slot as we...More

Thank Daveygrohl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Takes between 90 minutes and two hours to look around If you like history it is a must see. Though most of the building burnt down and is only 150 years old it holds so much history Visiting the commons and the lords is great...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great piece of British history and architecture set amongst several similarly impressive buildings. The detail and quality still evident is pretty special to see. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get inside when I visited, so there is something to do next time...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hostory of great britain but unfortunatelly not for tourists i was dissaponted because no tourist can enter to the parlament for visit but the englismenMore

Thank Deniz P
Thushani W, Marketing Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Parliament is open to the public, including tourists, and there are many ways to visit. When Parliament is not sitting, overseas visitors can buy a ticket for a self-guided audio tour or guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. When...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the guided tour and were glad we did because you hear tidbits and stories that you would hear otherwise. You enter through Westminster Hall and walk through St. Stephan's Hall to the central lobby. We then went through the House of Lords chamber,...More

Thank Angie E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky to have an amazing Blue Badge guide called Colin. He spoke to each of us individually, wanting to know where we all came from, and I think we (sister and 2 cousins) were the only British people on our tour! Colin was...More

Thank Gill G
Thushani W, Marketing Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear that you and your family had such a great time on your tour, which turned out to be a truly international experience! I will be passing your feedback onto Colin, who will be thrilled to hear...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the guided tour of the Palace of Westminster through the good offices of our MP. This was brilliant. We got into both chambers, learnt about the process that legislation goes through before becoming law. Then watched the Speaker's procession before taking our seats...More

Thank CaravannersDandK
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Jeff V
6 August 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. Bags are allowed into Parliament but will be subject to airport style security checks. Luggage and other items that are larger than 550 mm x 360 mm (approximately the size of airline... More
17 July 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We recommend arriving 20 minutes before your tour begins to allow for passing through airport style security. You can find more information under 'Planning your visit' In the 'Visiting' section... More
Guohui C
10 June 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. When the Houses are sitting, visitors coming in to watch a debate will be restricted to the public areas of Parliament, (Westminster Hall, St Stephen's Hall and Central Lobby). However, on... More