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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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The Houses of Parliament exudes a grand historical vibe. Visited in early June, with wonderful weather, the visit has left a deep impression and would love to return again on my... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Houses of Parliament exudes a grand historical vibe. Visited in early June, with wonderful weather, the visit has left a deep impression and would love to return again on my next trip to London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This beauty of a building on the bank of the Thames was built in 1840 after a fire. The Palace of Westminster includes the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the famous landmark known as Big Ben. A definite must see while visiting London!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Even not being from the country I was very impressed with the tour and learning how the parliamentary system works here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I must when you visit London, only £18, and well worth the money. I had to prebooked my tickets online, and had to choose a time of visit, I was a little early but this wasn't a problem and was allowed to start early. It gets busy quick so be warned. Also, you have to go through airport style security,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It was easy to include Parliament in our walking tour which included Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. It's a must see and a great way to start your visit to London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Got a tour in here well worth the money very interesting - they bring you into the chamber where the debates take place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We were invited by our local MP and had a really great day out and would definitely recommend this day out especially if you love history and kings and queens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What an experience, I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Palace of Westminster. It was very informative and the buildings on the inside are just splendid. Words alone simply cannot describe it and you are not allowed to take pictures! I would highly recommend a visit to anyone visiting London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

You can apply for tickets for the tour free of charge through your MP which it what we did. It is amazing seeing the chamber but i loved seeing the small details. Everything is so intricate! Definitely worth seeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

With so many other sites and attractions it would have been easy to miss this. So glad my wife made the plans ... we were both impressed with the tour -- audio guide is a must. Allow at 2 hours.

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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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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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