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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

My husband (French) chose this activity for the family and I thought our boys (24 &30) would find it boring. They didn't! We did the selfguided audio tour and it was well paced and interesting. Amazing to think we were able to stand in exactly...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A 90 minute tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords. Very knowledgeable guide, very interesting history. Bear in mind that the building is a busy, working building and it is essentially a tour of some very prestigious offices! Not the most interesting...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed yesterday

The place is right next to Big Ben so it's worth paying it a visit. it'd be great if you can come inside to visit. but the place is less likely to open for visitors, it depends on the time. Be sure to take loads...More

Thank Hanh N
Reviewed yesterday

Take the time to do the tour. No pictures are allowed other than the entryway great hall, however, both chambers, House of Commons and Lords are splendid to visit. If you're interested in the original perspective of an elected government, this is the place to...More

Thank Dawsontodd
Reviewed yesterday

We booked our tour directly through Parliament. The tour was very interesting and we enjoyed the setting very much. Do not, however, book this tour for the first day you arrive if you are coming from the West. The rooms are warm, you will be...More

Thank alawyer1
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see the place with the story of generations, then you hit well. Youngster is bored, but for the older generation cool experience

Thank john5656561
Reviewed 2 days ago

I regularly visited the Houses of Parliament , its an interesting old building. My colleagues treated me to the cufflinks . A good place to visit and joy to learn where legislation is created.

Thank F8733KVkevinw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to visit my MP prior to a charity event in the speakers house today. He very kindly gave me a guided tour and has certainly whet my appetite for a longer visit. The building is exquisite, the history is phenomenal. Well worth a visit...More

Thank LairdIanOfGlencairn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Happened to arrive at the right time to watch the House of Commons' Questions session. Fascinating to observe the differences from America's Congress. Debate was lively and pointed with no droning on at all. Meant to stay for brief while and wound up staying for...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Under renovation at present but still impressive. Well maintained so it really shines so join the que and hop on board

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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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17 July 2017|
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Response from Gabriel G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. You must arrive 20 min bafore because the access process takes, aprox, 10 min..
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
Lily G
31 May 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Hi Lily. Thanks for your question. Guided tour group sizes are no more than 25 people. We also provide self-guided audio tours, which allow the visitor to set their own pace. Please see the website for more details.