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Houses of Parliament

Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 3000
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Ranked #23 of 1,137 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have yet to see the inside but from the outside I was amazed by the beauty of this building. It is something to see whilst in london.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

So I'm not really into Politics but I purchased 2 Houses of Parliament tickets for my partner and I, as a birthday present. We aren't from London, however once we arrived we were well guided to H.O.P. Upon arrival, we were searched, given clear instructions as to the do's and don'ts and taken to the main foyer to wait for... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

By my reckoning the most wonderful place in London. It's absolutely worth to pay a visit to get into the English democracy and the history of the kingdom and its lawmakers. Stunning building enlarged century by century plenty of wonderdul decoration, statues, amazing stories... and the jaw-dropping Lords Chamber is unforgettable. The cream of the crop of the worlwide politics... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction. We visited as part of a group and we only had an audio guide but would have preferred real Guide. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed seeing all that can be seen on TV plus other places like the lobby's and voting booths. No photography is allowed inside the Chambers but it is an attraction not... More

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loved all the paintings and the history was extraordinary! Worth the visit of a London landmark whether you are into politics or not. The buildings are stunning - but the paintings did it me!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This attraction should be seen in combination with a visit to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace (which is a nice 10 minute stroll away). The Houses of Parliament are in attractive buildings and provide a beautiful backdrop for lovely photos. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went on a river tour and were fortunate to see the Houses of Parliament twice - going as well as coming back! Really spectacular view from water level. A cruise is very worthwhile to see this and many other interesting sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to see inside with a trip in the girl guides. Very posh and worth taking a camera! It's in a main road so hard to get a decent photo and also always busy with traffic and other tourists.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was invited on a tour here, by my local MP, and brought along two great friends. We were shown around by a lovely lady, who was very knowledgable, very genuine, and not too tour guide-ish. She answered all of our questions with great aplomb, and allowed us to stop and stare as we wished. Sadly no photos allowed, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Rich in history and art, the Houses of Parliament in London is a 'must see' attraction. The guides are brilliant - incredibly well informed. They tell you not only about the various halls, palaces and rooms but also how the British parliament works. The tour lasts an hour and 40 minutes and takes in Westminster Hall, St. Stephen's Hall, the... More

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