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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7219 4114
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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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Situated part and parcel to Big Ben, they're a must see. During our visit, restoration work (and therefore scaffolding) was ongoing on the riverfront side. This didn't diminish... read more

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Poelkapelle, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated part and parcel to Big Ben, they're a must see. During our visit, restoration work (and therefore scaffolding) was ongoing on the riverfront side. This didn't diminish the nighttime photos we took however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So we showed up right as they opened the doors to the houses and the security is pretty tight as you can imagine. A new prime minister was just named and things were in a state of flux... guys with machine guns are watching all of the tourist and they run your bags through the x-ray machine. The tour guide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The security to get into is a lot but the Tour inside is fantastic - note that you have to write to your local MP to get a place (or be invited by a Lord)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the entry fee. Get the audio guide together for 18.5 pounds. Very interesting facts about history of the relationship among the monarch, houses of common and lords. The building is quite smelly inside house of common though. Damp and dirty carpets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A most fantastic place to visit for anyone, suitable for all ages. Can however, only take photos of certain areas of the interior but we will always have the memories

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

People always focus too much on the tower, that they forget to look at this palace as a whole. While I found the tower to be so so (I meant, it is just a gothic tower, though iconic and beautiful), the Palace of Westminster as a whole looks amazing in the night. "Book" your spot on the south end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you live in the UK it's possible to arrange a free tour by getting in touch with your Member of Parliament. This is what we did. Tours are conducted early in the day, before parliamentary business starts, so you have to be there by 9.30am. We were taken to see both the House of Commons and the Lords, as... More 

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We did a group trip from our home town. It was so informative on the tour. Great to tread the steps of all our famous politicians. Nice to sit in the cafe afterwards. Small gift shop. I would love to do it all again as there is so much information to take in. Brilliant!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

no one will miss this icon of London if they visit London, after Buckingham Palace I guess this one tops the list of attraction in London. I did the same when I first visited London in the eighties but now I live here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a different sort of heritage visit. A world that no one knew existed durin WW2. See where tha action happened. Read abot the participants, where and how they lived. A peek into history

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Westminster
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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