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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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Wow what a building. No queues when we visited. The audio tour is very info marine. Great to see parliament in real life. Took us about 80 mins to get round. One thing when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Wow what a building. No queues when we visited. The audio tour is very info marine. Great to see parliament in real life. Took us about 80 mins to get round. One thing when you come out of tube turn left then left to buy tickets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed several days in London and this visit was not planned beforehand. Just as well we made it. The kids were happy with the audioguides. Wonderful place and not overcrowded as so many attractions in London. The Parliament is definitely worth a visit and such a great value. For me and my husband it was the highlight of our... More 

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Prime Minister Question Time is a the best thing to do here!!! If you are travelling around London for a few days make sure you plan this on a day you wont be walking around much on! This is because you are not allowed to sit in any seats!!! You will definitely do a lot of standing, especially if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the The House of Lords for an event. The architecture is brilliant. If you get time, it's recommend to go for the tours they conduct.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Houses of Parliament guided tour was outstanding. The guide was entertaining and extremeley knowledgeable. A higlight of my trip to London.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We paid for the guided tour. The guide was extremely good, with a wealth of information. Well worth the extra few pounds over the audio guide. Never realised how much art there is in Parliament.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took the self-guided tour with our two grandchildren (age 15) and easily spent almost two hours. These are spectacularly beautiful rooms, the history is fascinating, and we loved going at our own pace, lingering when and where we chose. This is an absolute must-see.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife & I did the guided tour. It lasts 90 minutes. The guide was excellent. The guide gave lots of information and answered all the questions without any notes. You get the explanation of the Kings & Queens (esp Henry VIII) for overseas visitors but not too much. You see the House of Lords & the Commons but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in British politics and history, go on a guided tour to the two Houses of Parliament. The tour will be led by a knowledgeable guide who will share interest bits of history and facts about the palace and the institution. If you wish to tour the palace leisurely, go on a self guided audio tour as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a serious place with serious history! Our visit was interesting and educational. Perhaps not so suitable for very young children, but this place definitely deserves a visit when in London. Highly recommended!

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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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