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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114

Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a...

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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Great to see though book in advance

If you need to go here and want to go in then book way in advance. The tour is good to see history and the amazing architecture You can just see it from the outside though for... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building it self is of a great historic value not only to England but to the world, had the great leader churchill do many s peaches in it. But unfortunately the only thing you will is a load of expenses fiddling Mps who are not getting the country going...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you need to go here and want to go in then book way in advance. The tour is good to see history and the amazing architecture You can just see it from the outside though for free of course with big ben

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Ladbroke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a guided tour, very informative and allowed access to some areas other visitors did not have access to. We would like to return but will view at our own pace next time with the audio guide.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 90 minute guided tour. I found it interesting and insightful, but my young adults found it too long. However, it is an attraction that I consider should be seen while in London.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Houses of Parliament on a sunny day and as it was so hot was great to be indoors as a respite from the sun. Had to go through security which is very quick and painless. Then into the houses we went. We were given audio guides which were very informative and the map you are given is easy... More 

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant to experience the history and atmosphere of Parliament - and to appreciate our role in democratic government. The audio guide was excellent and included in the ticket price - there was a lot of additional information that you could choose to listen to. If I was more organised, I'd like to go back during a parliamentary session and see... More 

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Ruston, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How can the Houses of Parliament be a hidden gem? Because most people don't realize that when Parliament is in session you can go to the viewing area and watch the proceedings. Additionally, Parliament is open on Saturdays for tours. The tours must booked in advance. Plan ahead for the time required to make it through security. Simply beautiful!

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we paid the extra for a personal tour and it was well worth it. to be able to stand in the same spot as some of our great leaders was just fantastic. fantastic

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit, I was there for business. ..well organised, friendly staff, amazing building and surrounding areas

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was part of a group with an excellent guide who made some aspects interesting for all ages. Good to see the places often shown on television and the significance of the various parts of the building.

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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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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