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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 1,105 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. I was on a Crown and Commons weekend on a coach trip and was very interested in this seat of power, you were shown the house of commons and the house of lords in this guided tour. I have been twice and am thinking of going again next year. Worth a visit if your interested in this sort... More

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ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We took a guided tour and I am glad we did. The Blue Badge guide was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. The building interior is lovely and worth seeing itself. Security getting inside was understandably tight but we expected that.

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The main monument in London, visiting it you can understand the majesty of this city and its history.

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London
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259 reviews 259 reviews
72 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having lived all my life in London I had never visited the Houses of Parliament. It was an amazing visit - it's simply stunning and so exciting to see where the country is governed from. We then took afternoon on the terrace ( pre booked) which made for a complete afternoon. Afternoon tea was pleasant and good value by London... More

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Clarence, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

To attend the parliament buildings you prebook tickets and select a time convenient for you. They were about $25.00. Some times you can book a guided tour, but they were not available when we went on 06/15/ 2014. At first it was a little confusing getting our bearings, but once we got pointed in the right direction we were fine.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

In the summer of 1967 I came to London to study. This is the first time I have returned to visit the Houses of Parliament and I am still in awe of their beauty. I am so glad that we took the time and effort to visit. The entry personnel were so kind to my husband (bad knee) - they... More

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sydney
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stayed close by, so walked past this building every day, and had a great view of it from our balcony! It really is beautiful. Would like to do a tour of it on our next trip to London.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have traveled to London over 25 times and each time I have taken the time to visit this area and always glad I did. We were walking along the river and walked around the building admiring the structure. Unfortunately we didn't have the booking for a tour on this trip as we have gone in on an earlier visit.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to have had sunny weather and it was great. Westminster's Gothic style was really quite special. Really liked just looking in it. There is a park nearby, which you can read a book or relax and just stare at Big Ben and the buildings. The Bobby's at the front seemed friendly enough. I didn't actually go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The title says it all really, having making so many great mates I was loathe to leave them all behind after leaving Oxford. Fortunately this is just the place to surround yourself with old Etonian pals. Some of my friends complain that the pay isn't quite good enough (even with the expenses claims) and the public aren't too keen on... More

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