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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 via mobile

The UK parliament a.k.a. Westminster palace is a very spectacular building since it was a palace in the past. You can visit it by taking paid tour. The alternative, which I would recommend, is to attend a debate on the floor of Parliament, which is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

London was extremely crowded when I went and I had only a few days to see the sights. We tried the "hop on, hop off" bus and wasted too much time in traffic thus missing a lot of the sights (I would not recommend the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning outside structure but equally so inside.. we took a tour and was lead around this impressive building learning lots of info and history along the way.. we even saw the speakers Chair Australia donated as a gift in one of the houses .. got...More

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Reviewed yesterday

All tourists who visit London must visit the 'mother of all Parliaments' but make sure to go when Parliament is sitting so you can see debates in the Commons or Lords. Also worth visiting a select committee check the Parliament website in advance for the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited as a child previously but would definitely recommend viewing it from a river cruise. The dinner cruise we went on took us along the side of parliament. MPs & staff were in their riverside bar watching the tourists. Good photo opportunity of historic...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I do not know when there's a program to visit inside, but it looks good from outside. I had a short stay in London and I did not introduce the Houses of Parliament among the priority objectives. Maybe I'm wrong!

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Reviewed yesterday

After 24 years of living in London I went to see the Houses of Parliament for the first time. My 19-years-old son was not very enthusiastic about the idea at first, but even he was impressed by the history and interior. We did the audio...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Houses of Parliament in June. Unfortunately we were not able to get a tour because the ticket office was closed on that day. However, a VERY helpful officer recommended we came back after 1430 and ask to see a debate at the...More

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Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so glad that you found your visit both entertaining and informative.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I only got the chance to see this marvelous place from outside, I can say that it doesn't matter if you don't have enough time or money to enter. I came here on a layover and walked around this amazing site. Do it!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place full of history and it's still in action. We took audio guided tour. English version is well directed and interesting. Me and my older daughter enjoyed it. My younger kids took Russian version and almost died from being bored with this dull text...More

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Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments. We regularly review our tours and your feedback is important in this process.

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hannacasserly1
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Liz D | Property representative |
The Churchill Room is available only for private hire, it is not a public dining space. You can book places to lunch or dine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Strangers' Dining Room but this option is not available on dates... More
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QueenOfWestella
May 14, 2018|
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You cannot buy a voucher, I'm afraid. The only way our bookings team could work this would be for you to buy a ticket for a specific date and time, and your relative could then phone up and amend the date and time. Please... More
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FrancescaSantoroLH
May 2, 2018|
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Hi Francesca, great to hear that you're planning to come and see us! Tickets for October have just gone on sale and you can book them online at parliament.uk/visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Parliament.
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