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Houses of Parliament

Westminster | Old Palace Yard, London SW1A 0AA, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 20 7219 3000
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Ranked #21 of 1,100 Attractions in London
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Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Houses of Parliament, located inside the Palace of Westminster, are open to both the UK public and overseas visitors. The home of both chambers... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Being interested in history and politics, and the Westminster system, I was quite excited to take this tour. It's quite easy to book your tour via the Parliament website. I took the guided tour, which was very informative and somewhat entertaining. I found it enthralling to be in the House of Commons and House of Lords chambers, which I have... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to bet a cab to the embankment near to The Houses of Parliament. We did not go in but walked around as much of the outside as we could. The clock tower with big ben on it struck as something out of the usual. There were men abseiling down the faces, to clean them. We could not believe... More

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wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Come and visit it's the seat of your government after all, and visited by less than 1 percent of the population probably. The tour is timed unless doing the self guided one which is at your own pleasure. The guide was very knowledgeable, and answered questions as the group went along. The tea on the terrace and tour is quite... More

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Banbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wife suggested this and I was a bit meh... Well I really enjoyed it and the history and self guided tour was great. If you want to understand the mother of all parliaments then do the self guided tour.

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everyone should visit this once in their lifetime. It's what your country is all about. It's where your future is decided. And it's where the people you elect make the decisions that affect your life. No wonder foreigners flock there to see it all in all ind glory and splendour. Arguably the most impressive building in Britain.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The architecture in these buildings is so amazing. Of course people have seen these buildings on television shows and movies but to see it in person is quite a treat.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's possible to visit the Houses of Parliament if you contact your local MP and complete a form online. We did this and had an enjoyable and interesting visit. The guide gives anecdotal tales about Winston Churchill, and some contemporaries, and brings to life a behind the scenes view of some of the goings on! We visited Kate in the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You are offered two options with this attraction. The audio or the guided tour. The latter is the one I'd recommend. The tour lasts about 100 mins and is packed with fascinating insights into the Uk's seats of power. You are guided thru' rooms and halls adorned with paintings and marble figures. The House of Lords is spectacular and then... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great history surrounding this building which hosts the active Parliament of the Government. It's very hard to miss when you are walking along the river and quite overwhelming. Its another must see when you are in London.

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The audio tour of the Houses of Parliament is great fun and great learning. This fantastic building includes so many stories, so much history and yet so much present that it all makes it a great experience. Learning about how this build has been used by the parliament in the past as well as today is great fun and great... More

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