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Houses of Parliament

Westminster | Old Palace Yard, London SW1A 0AA, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 (0) 207 219 3000
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Ranked #17 of 1,084 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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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Really neat architecture and knowledgeable staff. We were able to schedule a brief tour and got a great history lesson. Beautiful at night.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Tour guide and length was perfect. It was one of the best tours I've been on. The guide was very conscious of the international makeup of the tour group and did an excellent job providing information as to the history of Parliament and how it is different from other legislative bodies. Great surveyor shop as well. Unique in London.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I liked the parliament square ,the house and the Big Ben .the prime minister is very near at 10 Downing Street ,indicating how the parliament supervise the executive branch

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New York, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Houses of Parliament were just breath taking. The architectural features, stained glass, and paintings were just amazing. It was also very special to be in a place that has changed the course of history. The tour group that I was on was magnificent. The guide was a wealth of information but not boring. He knew what to say and... More

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the whole experience. We had a very knowledgeable guide who literally made the experience come alive for us.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I met our MP for a quick tour of the House of Commons before joining an official tour he had arranged for us. Because the Commons was sitting this was a tour of the House of Lords and took us through all the pomp, circumstance and history of the State Opening of Parliament. It was interesting to... More

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Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Truly impressive tour of the Parliament Houses. You need not take the guided tour - the audio tour is good enough. Be prepared to climb-up and down the stairs. The tour does a fantastic job of explaining the history, evolution and importance of the Parliament as also the pomp & circumstance that defines it. The "tea at the Parliament" is... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A took a BigBus tour and crossing in front of House of Parliament was in the map, somehow due to some Gaza protest the road was closed. So I walked down that road. The building is amazing, looks beautiful from outside. Weren't allowed to take a tour.

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The houses of parliament, Big Ben and Westminster next-door are must sees if you are on your first (or second or third) trip to London. The architecture is so magnificent and imposing. If you can see only one sight in London this is it.

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Ewa Beach Hawaii
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the quintessential sites of London. The area is full of wonderful sites that cannot be missed-Big Ben and the London Eye are also within steps of Parliament. Completely grand and amazing!

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