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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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Booked ahead on the internet, excellent and informative tour, lots of walking and standing so go prepared, approx. 90 minutes long, be on time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Booked ahead on the internet, excellent and informative tour, lots of walking and standing so go prepared, approx. 90 minutes long, be on time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

As we were on our honeymoon I was pretty reluctant to go on an audio tour of the House of Parliament but I am so glad we did. It was absolutely beautiful inside! I didn't imagine the inside could be so elegant and grand. It's a shame you can't take photos but I would definitely recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The history behind is very interesting... The place inside is amazing, but for who loves politics it is the right place to go.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In the middle of london...where you will witness past meeting present...one of a kind...be sure not to miss this place

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing building . Incredible location. You get a sense of timelessness, tradition and history. I sat there and looked at the building and soaked in the atmosphere. Totally stunning...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went with my daughter and grandchildren aged 6 & 7 it went a little over their heads but me and my daughter thought it was fascinating and the children were well behaved. The afternoon tea on the terrace after the tour icing on the cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For just a few pounds extra take the guided tour. You will learn so much about the "Mother of Parliaments".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous buildings with such beautiful architecture. And we love the cobblestone streets all over London. So different from home in 'new' San Diego, Ca

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is always important to remember when visiting a museum that you are VISITING A MUSEUM. You cannot expect anything exciting, nor will it be a good thing to do when you aren't in a good mood. When the wind is right and you're in the area, though, the V&A is a lovely stop. They will always have some sort... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

So it's an amazing building, lots of character and a mix of security arrangements from the futuristic to the medieval. But I suggest that if you go without a bit of preparation that is all you will take in because it is an overwhelming amount of history you are seeing there in a short space of time. If you take... More 

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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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