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Houses of Parliament

Westminster | Old Palace Yard, London SW1A 0AA, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 20 7219 3000
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Ranked #21 of 1,100 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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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful guide (Sarah?) who was so knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour, and she made the visit so interesting. Highly recommend.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been to London many times and the HoP was recommended by a friend - we are so glad that we took her advice and booked the guided tour (free if booked via your local MP!), it was a fascinating place to visit. The House of Commons and House of Lords looked much smaller in real... More

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King's Lynn, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the architecture of the building and rooms and seeing the House of Lords and Commons. Going to try and arrange a visit up the Elizabeth tower to see Big Ben.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited parliament with a party at 9.30 on a Monday in August. An excellent tour guide explained everything about governing this country and Her Majesty's part in the ceremonial. The carving and masonry are wonderful and it makes you very proud to be British with all our history. The restrooms, shop and restaurant were very good.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit, a very impressive place to visit. Our guide was very informative, but do wish she had less hobby horses

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I was here with my family and i've found the visit really interesting, thanks to a nice guide from Scotland who give us a lot of interesting details about the architecture and the story of the Parliament. Beautiful and engaging experience in one of the places who make the best decisions about our future...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

So the thing about Parliament is theres a reason it fits on a sauce bottle its really very very small other than Westminster Hall which is huge. The history of the place is amazing and just realising how compact the whole thing is compared to watching PMQ on the telly make sit really worthwhile. Definitely something for a repeat visit.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Having been to London umpteenth times in my life, I had never visited HoP. Its really fascinating to think on Monday morning this will all be hustle and bustle. And the history seeps from every wall and floor, it really is fascinating even if politics isn't your bag. I was amazed at how small the House of Lords and Commons... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visited with a couple of friends and we all loved the guided tour. Tour guide was first class and most informative. Afterwards went for afternoon tea which was £27.50 each. Whilst the food was tasty we were shocked at the meagre sized portions - reminded us of nouvelle cuisine! We managed to get a refill of the teapot but nothing... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Security was tight, but once we got in the tour was very informative. We had the guided tour, our guide was well informed and entertaining. Loads of information, great seeing both houses and hearing some background information

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