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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...more
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Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, is well worth visiting. Our online booking gave us a specific time slot to commence our visit but once we had cleared security and picked up our audio guides we were free to wander through...More

Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent visit. We had a fantastic tour guide who enthralled not only myself and my husband but our kids as well. Probably one of my favorite tours ever.

Thank Izzyhays
Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace and Big Ben were being renovated when we were in London, but we were allowed to watch a session of parliament. It was very interesting, and pretty entertaining. British politicians have a very clever and funny way of debating issues.

Thank Sherralynn A
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing journey into the workings of English history and government. We had a very good tour guide and entrance was well organized. Even security was friendly. So glad we went.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I looked an due to fact that Parliament was coming back the next day all tours were cancelled. But then I found that there was an exhibition on "Women Voting" We got free tickets booked. It was a good exibition and then were told we...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I visited the Houses of Parliament on our own (without a tour group) and it could not have been better. What an experience! Seeing where so much history was made and having history brought to life for us. It was a must...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The audio tour is worth it. You get to learn so much more about this historic building. Spend the time and look at things, you're not rushed through your self-guided tour. We went when parliament was on summer recess so we were able to linger...More

Thank GeneK27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found out that in my time in London that I’d never visited Parliament. I found out that you can book free tours with either your MP or a member of the House of Lords. I had a splendid time being shown around by Baron Dick...More

Thank Sid R
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful building! You sure don't have to be an expert in photography to take great pictures in London especially when the Parliament is in the picture. Must see and just enjoy the views and take lots of photos! The Palace of Westminster with...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not go inside but loved this place most of all. Its gorgeous. Cannot say enough about how beautiful it is.

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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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August 8, 2018|
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Response from venicelove2 | Reviewed this property |
I would probably agree with the audio tour. It just depends on how crowded it is. We went in July, so a lot of tourists.
Rafi S
August 1, 2018|
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Response from trevsmith22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked in advance as it was a gift, I think if you know what day you are going it would be best to book a slot and then you don't have to queue and we breezed through security. We printed our ticket and I think this is... More
July 24, 2018|
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Response from LizD2181 | Property representative |
Hi. Visitors for the both the audio and guided tours enter in exactly the same way. We recommend that visitors arrive at the Cromwell Green Entrance 20 minutes before the time of their tour to allow for the security checks... More