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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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We were blown away by parliament

We took the audio tour of Parliament, it was fantastic experience visiting places we had only previously seen on television. The audio tour was very informative and left us with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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bathgate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the audio tour of Parliament, it was fantastic experience visiting places we had only previously seen on television. The audio tour was very informative and left us with more knowledge of this iconic place. The history of the attraction is huge and it was incredible to be where the major decisions of the country are taken

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A well organised audio tour. Really informative and thoroughly enjoyable. The interior of the building is amazing, the architecture is breathtaking. I enjoyed learning about the workings of parliament and the role of the monarchy. A fascinating insight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is situated on the bank of Thames river and very near to clock tower. From there you can easily see tower bridge. Very good location form london eye also,

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Always lovely to be here and see the history. Love the buildings. love the river. Easy to get to by tube and is great to walk the entire area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit with such interesting history. It is a Must to visit to understand how today's Britain is shaped by its past, present and future.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An extensive tour with an EXCELLENT guide. The guided tour was well worth the extra $$$. Historic and beautiful.

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Palo Alto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've only seen the British parliament at work on C-SPAN. so it was great to see in person. I believe it's only open on the weekends for tours, so book accordingly. The buildings and rooms are really lovely. I had originally wanted a live tour guide, but as it was booked, we had to settle with the audio guide. It... More 

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chicago, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tour itself was a bit too long at 1 1/2 hrs - would have prefferred an overview, a brief description of British govt followed by tea. entrance is cumbersome; print tickets in advance! Tea was lovely as was the tour guide's hospitality. Interesting afternoon.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

it is a beautiful and attractive building right on the river. it gives the place a good reason to be photographed and captured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For those visitors with a sense of history, this tour offers an experience second to none in aligning them with the past. In spite of the necessarily high levels of security, access, once inside, is wonderfully generous. More or less unlimited freedom of movement in both chambers and, in spite of the large numbers of visitors, the opportunity to quietly... More 

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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster

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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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