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Houses of Parliament

Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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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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Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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Reviewed yesterday

House of parliament is one of the most beautiful building in the London. From the bridge you can really get beautiful view of the building. It was really good place to take some snap.

Thank Mayank G
Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant place to visit! Lots of people about but that makes the atmosphere. It is a very historic building and definitely well worth the visit.

Thank tony1946
Reviewed yesterday

Parliament is a true beauty. If you go across the river you can see the other side of parliament it is amazing. When lit at night and you have the reflection from the water, it is even better

Thank alexandrakT3229BS
Reviewed yesterday

We went because our local MP had offered a free tour - booked with his PA. So glad we did. Alex was excellent and knowledgeable. Tour took around 1 hour. What an interesting place! Very well presented and informative guide book..... yes I have looked...More

Thank sparling1952
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whatever your views are on politics or politicians, this is still worth a visit. Nice cafe & gift shop, lots of history, feels like Hogwarts.

Thank comfy2
Reviewed 3 days ago

During our most recent stay in London, we once again went to see the Houses of Parliament. Because of the strict security measures in place, we were not able to enter either the grounds or the buildings. Instead we just had to make do with...More

1  Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did not tour the inside of this building, but walking around the outside it is stunning. It is best lit up at night.

1  Thank bransopa
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were guided during our business trip into the houses of Parliament and it was a great visit. You enter into the large room which has been the main palace for centuries. Take your time to read the plates on the ground: this is history...

1  Thank Anne-Marie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were able to visit Parliament in full due to the members not being in session. You should allow 1-2 hours because there is much to see and learn starting at the very beginning in the floor where it all started. The audio guide is...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Big Ben is currently getting renovations done so it is fairly covered up from general public. The place is still busy. Area is highly patrolled due to the latest threats but still a must see. Buildings are spectacular and other than the scaffolding-this is a...More

1  Thank Philip S
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
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Jeff V
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. Bags are allowed into Parliament but will be subject to airport style security checks. Luggage and other items that are larger than 550 mm x 360 mm (approximately the size of airline... More
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We recommend arriving 20 minutes before your tour begins to allow for passing through airport style security. You can find more information under 'Planning your visit' In the 'Visiting' section... More
Guohui C
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Thushani W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. When the Houses are sitting, visitors coming in to watch a debate will be restricted to the public areas of Parliament, (Westminster Hall, St Stephen's Hall and Central Lobby). However, on... More