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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a...

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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Excellent tour made better by our extremely knowledgeable and passionate tour leader. My husband, my in-laws (who have lived in England most of their lives), and I learned a great... read more

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour made better by our extremely knowledgeable and passionate tour leader. My husband, my in-laws (who have lived in England most of their lives), and I learned a great deal. Stunning old building and rooms. Great taste for the history of governance in Great Britain plus current state. They made special accommodations for my elderly father-in-law due to his... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When i walk pass the parliament square ,the lash green and the statues .It reminds presence of democracy and honoring men who Brits always fought against ! The building even from outside speak about the strength of UKs fantastic heritage in the path of people's voice and debate .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had visited the Houses of Parliament before, but only for Prime Minister's Question Time and I didn't get the chance to do a tour around the site, so we pre-booked an audio tour and, as usually, the recommendation here would be to pre-book tickets online since the queues for the tour are massive and the airline style security vetting... More 

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The Palace of Westminster is one of the worlds most famous parliament building, with the Westminster hall dating back hundreds of years. A visit to central lobby is always fun and if you contact your local MP they may well be able to take you to one of parliaments many exclusive (and taxpayer subside) bars!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never visited here before, only seen it on television, which doesn't show the amazing architecture of the building, I will defiantly revisit with my children

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A must see for tourists visiting the U.K. Just beside Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and 10 Downing Street. Visit on a Wednesday when it is Prime Minister question time and see all the officials going in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really unique place, full of history that in some cases, shaped the world. A visit to U.K. should include this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good thing about seeing the Houses of Parliament is that you can do this and Big Ben in one go. It looks good in the day but also very nice at night.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a ton of good stuff to say about the Parliament itself, however the building is cool looking and they're always weird people out front protesting for some cause no one cares about so, that said walk by check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have a chance go and see while in session. It's nice to see both chambers on a Saturday, but save your money and go when its free. Although when I went the debates were not exciting and earth-shattering, to see how the process is actually done is impressive. Plus had more time to take in the detail of... More 

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Westminster
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.
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