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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 8 April 2015

We took the tour last year and it is by far one of the best things that I have ever done in London. The buildings are so impressive and it is brilliant to stand in the chambers and in the lobbying hall. The guides are...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 8 April 2015

You can't beat a day at the Houses of Parliament. The history, the scale, the grandeur. It is worth queuing for. Even better, contact your local MP and arrange a guided tour.

2  Thank 13Omar
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I am a student who went with friends to do the guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, and it was SOO worth it!! Our guide was so amazing! He not only was interesting and had a wealth of knowledge, he connected various sites around...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I booked a guided tour of The Houses of Parliament as a treat - he says the experience is "up there with the best". He doesn't praise lightly so it must be true! I highly recommend the human guided tour rather than the audio tour...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 8 April 2015

You must to visit it. it is impressive and interesting place. The Westmeinster bridge was full of people playing stupid games. Where is the police?

Thank Harry4444-gol
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We had a chance to tour inside the Palace of Westminster. It is really a breathtaking experience specially when we walked in the house of lords meeting room.

1  Thank Mf-tantawy
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was my fourth visit to London and I had never been inside the Houses of Parliament. My family and I took the audio guided tour. The audio guide is engaging and detailed. We found that unlike the guided tours around us, the audio guide...More

2  Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We went for a tour of he Houses of Parliament. I can thoroughly recommend a tour with an actual tour guide. Our tour was very informative and interesting. It wasn't too long and have lots of useful and interesting information. A great thing to do...More

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Free conducted tour was excellent, the guides really knew their stuff, Westminster Hall is incredible, testament to the medieval builders

Thank nelson8217
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The guided tour is very good. The tour take about 1.5 hour, and you get much more then just listening for the audio automatic guide.

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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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Jeff V
6 August 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. Bags are allowed into Parliament but will be subject to airport style security checks. Luggage and other items that are larger than 550 mm x 360 mm (approximately the size of airline... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We recommend arriving 20 minutes before your tour begins to allow for passing through airport style security. You can find more information under 'Planning your visit' In the 'Visiting' section... More
Guohui C
9 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