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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

Went with a group for a guided visit to the Houses of Parliament. We had been 'invited' by our MP so didn't have to pay the entry costs - not cheap but worth it. Our guided tour lasted 90 minutes and took us all over...More

Thank KenMaideheadUK
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic tour given by the very professional guides. At the end, you realise that not only did you learn much about the building itself but, were given a good overview of English and UK government from the eleventh century to present day.

Thank Simon F
Reviewed yesterday

Heard this is amazing to visit from a friend. Attempted to book it online but unfortunately, the website is flawed!!! The problem occurs when you attempt to book a group that is larger than a time-slot can accommodate. BE WARNED! CUSTOMER SERVICE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND IT...More

Thank ryanfamilyof6
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose to go on the guided tour - not cheap at £25.60 each but worth it. We had a very informative and funny guide who seemed to enjoy his job. We had the first tour of the day so it was reasonably quiet at...More

Thank lancashirearab
Reviewed yesterday

I guessed this was going to be an interesting visit and have to say I was not disappointed. All my school history of The Rump Parliament and Black Rod came flooding back, a reminder of our amazing history and heritage. My husband and I enjoyed...More

Thank HappyWanderer817
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like all politicians the world over they love to be comfortable on the public purse. Parliament House is today a security zone but luckily the Buildings are still visible & approachable at most times and even under scaffolding is still impressive

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour was a Christmas present from our sons. What a wonderful experience - wandering the corridors of power, embracing the history of the two houses of Parliament. Our guide Christine, really brought to life the story of the Palace of Westminster. A superb story...More

Thank Seiko1347
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a historic building with so many fascinating rooms to visit. The guided tour took us round in 30mins and visiting the House of Lords and Parliament was amazing.

Thank sewebster703
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even outside of the fact that I am active in politics, the houses of parliament tour was definitely worthwhile for everyone to visit. I had Sarah Reynolds and she was fantastic. She would incorporate current events and issues into the tour to give context and...More

Thank Carl Q
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an iconic building and if you are visiting London for the first time you are bound to want to see it. Unfortunately the tower that houses 'Big Ben' is covered with scaffolding so it is not looking its best plus the clock is...More

Thank sheepygold
Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Yes, The Elizabeth Tower is undergoing essential restoration work, but in the meantime you can come in and watch debates or take a tour. The inside is as stunning as the outside usually is!

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 February 2018|
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Response from Olly G | Reviewed this property |
10am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday closed on Sunday
19 January 2018|
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Response from Liz D | Property representative |
Hi Thomas, You are able to take photos in the first two rooms you visit, Westminster Hall and St Stephen's Hall. After that point photography is strictly prohibited. There is an excellent guidebook at £5 which includes a... More
17 December 2017|
Response from abigailliu | Reviewed this property |
sorry no idea