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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...more
The palace and Big Ben were being renovated when we were in London, but we were allowed to watch a session of parliament. It was very interesting, and pretty entertaining. British politicians have a very clever and funny way of debating issues.
I looked an due to fact that Parliament was coming back the next day all tours were cancelled. But then I found that there was an exhibition on "Women Voting" We got free tickets booked. It was a good exibition and then were told we...More
My husband and I visited the Houses of Parliament on our own (without a tour group) and it could not have been better. What an experience! Seeing where so much history was made and having history brought to life for us. It was a must...More
The audio tour is worth it. You get to learn so much more about this historic building. Spend the time and look at things, you're not rushed through your self-guided tour. We went when parliament was on summer recess so we were able to linger...More
Found out that in my time in London that I’d never visited Parliament. I found out that you can book free tours with either your MP or a member of the House of Lords.
I had a splendid time being shown around by Baron Dick...More
What a beautiful building! You sure don't have to be an expert in photography to take great pictures in London especially when the Parliament is in the picture. Must see and just enjoy the views and take lots of photos! The Palace of Westminster with...More
It was nice to see the battleground of our chosen representative and law makers. It wasn't as big as it appears to be in TV. Still it is worth a visit. It would be even better if you could see session in place, MPs in...More
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
highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
Response from trevsmith22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked in advance as it was a gift, I think if you know what day you are going it would be best to book a slot and then you don't have to queue and we breezed through security. We printed our ticket and I think this is... More
Hi, I booked in advance as it was a gift, I think if you know what day you are going it would be best to book a slot and then you don't have to queue and we breezed through security. We printed our ticket and I think this is preferred as they tore off our barcode before the tour, only one person out of 30 on our tour had an e ticket and the guide was a bit unsure of what to do with it so this slightly held things up at the start, other than that, very enjoyable and would recommend it. Hopefully that answers your questions okay? Have a good visit.
Response from LizD2181 | Property representative |
Hi. Visitors for the both the audio and guided tours enter in exactly the same way. We recommend that visitors arrive at the Cromwell Green Entrance 20 minutes before the time of their tour to allow for the security checks... More
Hi. Visitors for the both the audio and guided tours enter in exactly the same way. We recommend that visitors arrive at the Cromwell Green Entrance 20 minutes before the time of their tour to allow for the security checks. Visitors are only fast-tracked if they have specific needs which require this.