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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the place to visit if you want to see the union between architecture and history. These famous buildings are fascinating up close or from across the River Thames. Take a tour and see where some of the west's most historic moments took place....More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled on this kind of by accident. We had stopped to inquire about tours of Parliament but unfortunately there were none offered that day. The person at the desk suggested that we try to get in line to see if we could gain entrance...More

Thank Kernel10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Certainly an architects delight as the building is truly amazing and certainly worth a stop to look at its glory.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Me and a group of friends were given a guided tour by 2 wonderful members of staff, who gave us lots of information and answered all questions that we had. When we went inside, we were amazed by the beauty of the building, everything looked...More

Thank xjenxoxo
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been very lucky to have gone into Parliament many times for work over the last 20 years. Each visit has me looking at the outside and inside with awe. It is truly a beautiful sight. So much in the way of history and...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It will give a feeling that you are part of the history to visit and watch the sessions. The place is simply mind boggling and has a great history.

Thank dineshmysore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only word used to describe this is “beautiful” ——even with Big Ben being covered by scaffolding during this time!

Thank PatrickCA15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists are allowed to visit the Houses of Lords and Commons when they are not in session. I was struck with how small these rooms actually are; disproportionately so considering all the historic characters who gathered here and the great moments of history that were...More

Thank peregrinator2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't forget to walk across the Thames to get the full view of this grand old building. Its even better at night. If you can, take a river boat cruise or the London Eye Ferris Wheel for a superb view. Get close to Big Ben...More

Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed 1 week ago

Access is available on Saturdays. Otherwise there are windows if you need to access during when the parliament is sitting etc. So check in advance on website before you go. You can get online tickets as well but on saturdays worth going to the window...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
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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