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Houses of Parliament
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Inside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey Tour in London
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London Walking Tour Including Fast-Track Westminster Abbey Visit and Changing...
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Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 1,750 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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..
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I was really looking forward to a guided tour around the Houses of Parliament but came away rather disappointed. It was all rather rushed and our guide was relatively quietly spoken to the extent that we could hear the commentary from other tours nearby. What made it worse was other guides giving out information that our guide didn't either know about/forget about or just couldn't be bothered to tell us.

Fortunately it wasn't too expensive but I think your experience will hugely depend on which guide you have.

Thank WaltR
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Ian L, Visitor Services at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2013

Thanks for your review and we were sorry to read that you were disappointed with the tour guide. This is not typical of the feedback we receive but all feedback is valuable in helping us continually monitor and improve. Our guides are trained to an extremely high standard and we continually review the tour content and how it is delivered. If you would like to contact me with more details (date and time of the tour etc.), please do so at laceyir@parliament.uk.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

The whole of London is awesome but the Houses of Parliament have such a dominant and imposing landmark, loved it!

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

This was a well thought out and informative guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, it was a privilege to have been able to visit such an historic establishment.

Thank HamletMiddleEngland
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Took some photos from the outside and its beautiful buildings. Love London.Been to Westminter Palace and Elizabeth Tower

Thank Emile H
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Good day out exploring London. Walked around the major attractions in London including the Houses of Parliament. Amazing architecture and great weather!

Thank Sampatel111
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