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Houses of Parliament

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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
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Reviewed today

Just a great place to stroll along and take in all the beautiful flowers. Open green grass ideal for a picnic and a lovely lake for rowing on. Pedal boats as well were great fun.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Parliament is a very cool building. We didn’t take a tour or anything, but just looking at it from the outside is incredible. It’s right on the Thames which adds to the beauty.

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Reviewed today

In London with friends and we done the guided tour of Parliament. Fascinating to see inside this building and the history attached to it is unbelievable. Tour lasted 1hr 45 mins and worth every minute. Great to get an insight into the working life of...More

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We happened to be visiting the parliament on the Monday after the American,French, UK strike in Syria. The prime minister normally comes to parliament on Wednesday. Because of the happenings over the weekend she made a special appearance. A very interesting debate took place. We...More

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Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It sounds as if you had a very interesting visit! The Houses of Parliament are not usually open for tours on Fridays: when Parliament is in session, these are available on Saturdays. When Parliament is in recess, then we are open for tours most weekdays...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The home of the two Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom is surely a 'must see' location for any first time visitor to London. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames it is easily accessible by bus or Underground and it is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

As a political activist it was a pleasure to visit the houses of Parliament steeped in history, and although there are major repairs in progress t the moment it is still a place to visit both from a political point of view and historical. Some...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Houses of Parliament stand tall on the banks of the River Thames. Every time I see the Houses of Parliament, the sheer scale of the buildings blows my mind. Each and every time, I am astounded at the complexity and creativity that went into...More

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Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, thank you for your positive and understanding review. In the meantime, do come in and experience the inside of the Palace of Westminster. It really is just as beautiful and magnificent as the exterior! You can come to watch debates for free, or you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place and a wonder to see, our guide was full of knowledge and very informative. If you love History than this is a certain must do.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

At least viewing the Houses of Parliament is a must for every travelling. There are tours to be taken which will add considerably to your enjoy and knowledge. However, just viewing the buildings themselves is breath taking knowing all of the history that has taken...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I did not take a guided tour through the Houses of Parliament, but we did get to see politicians actually talk about certain subjects. I know most people would find this boring, but my husband is very intellectual and was very engrossed...More

Thank Amanda A
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QueenOfWestella
14 May 2018|
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You cannot buy a voucher, I'm afraid. The only way our bookings team could work this would be for you to buy a ticket for a specific date and time, and your relative could then phone up and amend the date and time. Please... More
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FrancescaSantoroLH
2 May 2018|
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Hi Francesca, great to hear that you're planning to come and see us! Tickets for October have just gone on sale and you can book them online at parliament.uk/visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Parliament.
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