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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114
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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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Tours are available but we made do with a swatch from outside for free. Architecture alone is worth a look but this is a must to tick off your sight seeing list and worth the... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tours are available but we made do with a swatch from outside for free. Architecture alone is worth a look but this is a must to tick off your sight seeing list and worth the scenic walk.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Understandably tight security and so be prepared to queue a while. However incredibly polite staff and security personnel. The audio tour was great, permitting you to choose summary or more detail as you prefer. There were more rooms and more ornate architecture than we realised. It was humbling to stand (if not sit!) in the back benches. Will help put... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have organised events here. Fantastic history. Every part of the building has a story connected to it. It's worth seeing inside. As a democratic country we have the right to see our laws being created

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I mostly wanted to visit Parliament for the Great Hall (a history lovers dream) where the medieval and Queens and Kings ruled....where the famous trials of Thomas More, William Wallace and King Charles I was held! It was an added bonus to then go inside and see the Parliament rooms. I loved the Prince's Chamber....great art depicting history everywhere.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went on a tour of the Houses of Parliament organised by my daughter's school. The guide was knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything relevant. Not surprisingly it is steeped in history and to walk through the area where Prime Minsters Question Time takes place is a real thrill. I recommend it to anyone with... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Attended for the audio tour and was extremely pleased. Great narrative throughout and learnt a great deal, fabulous architecture, loads of history. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very high quality tour. We were lucky enough to tour when Parliament was not in session. This allowed us to actually go on the floor of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as see other associated areas of Parliament normally off-limits. Our tour guide was fabulous and very well informed. Interestingly, we could... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour around the Houses of Parliament during a long weekend in London. It is an impressive building with a fascinating history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly answering all.questions. A must see for anyone interested in British politics

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool sight, lots of good picture opportunities within a walk. The tube will take I right to it, also Westminster Abbey is nearby too! A must see while in London!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we managed to arrange a tour through our MP . this is a fantastic place full of pomp and history and we learnt more in our 2 hour tour than in any classroom This was entirely due to our fantastic guide Chris whose day job is part of the sergeant at arms team . he told us much of the... More 

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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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