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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114
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Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century...

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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Had a tour of the houses of parliament, and our guide Ralph Spencer made it very interesting about all the rooms visited and he knew his history very well. Very educational

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had a tour of the houses of parliament, and our guide Ralph Spencer made it very interesting about all the rooms visited and he knew his history very well. Very educational

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We took the audio guide tour, which had a good level of detail. The interior is fantastic and you get to see inside both the houses of commons and lords. Very enjoyable, would thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Houses of Parliament is worth av visit. It is only open for visitors at Saturdays. You have to buy tickets in advance (the day before or early in the morning) at the ticket office on the opposite side of the Parliament. We used audio guides and it was perfect, interesting and great to be there.

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The Houses of parliament are open during the summer recess, in August, and the visit takes you through both the House of Commons and house of Lords. I have been twice as I wanted my children, when they reached their teenage years, to understand what democracy was about. It is an excellent trip, with the guides being very knowledgable about... More 

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I recently had the chance to be taken through the HoP by Lord Levy. It is a truly inspiring place. You feel the weight of history. The terrace on the Thames offers one of the most exquisite view of London. A mind blowing experience.

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The Houses of Parliament are worth a walk or drive by. The best thing is it is right there with parliament and Westminster Abbey so you can take the tube there and just wander. The Westminster tube station is very close and an easy ride. You can walk along the street and take pictures.

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Great sight to see and so beer to many other attractions The center of London has to offer. There are you've stations nearby, plenty pubs and restaurants.

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Recommended if you have enough time to tour around. Great architecture & view.Transportation is near and go if you don't mind having a lot of people walking around. Be careful with the gamblers on the bridge in front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to book well in advance for a guided tour which we weren't able to do, so we did the audio tour instead which was still great. Even if you do the audio tour you need to book a time slot at the ticket office down the street. The tour itself was excellent and a lot of the artwork... More 

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Elizabeth Tower, known also as Big Ben, is part of Houses of Parliament. It is the Palace of Westminster. It is located across from Westminster Abbey built at the end of the 11th century. We went about 2:30 and were able to see both houses in session.

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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 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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