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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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Such beautiful buildings! Take the tour bus so you can get great pictures and information on all the sights to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such beautiful buildings! Take the tour bus so you can get great pictures and information on all the sights to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After watching the Big Ben and House of Parliaments from its outside in my last visits, this time I decided to take a tour inside and I am glad I did. There are options of taking an audio or personally guided tour. Need to book in advance and option of eticketing is better as collection point is different from tour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The houses of parliament have to be seen. Gold, gold, gold...and the history! There is an audio tour which is very good. But the beautiful architecture, decorative furniture and ornate walls and ceilings have to be seen. You also get a good feel for the long-standing tradition of English parliament and how It evolved through the generations of royals. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The public can book lunch in the Peers' and MPs dining rooms on a limited number of days a year, see parliaments website for dates. You must book in advance. I visited the Peers' Dining Room on 22.9.16, cost £45 3 courses includes tea/coffee. A glass of champagne was £10, a glass of port £3.50. Whoever books must take photo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make plans to take the personal guided tour (as opposed to using recorded head sets) of the Houses of Parliament. Reserve tickets in advance on the internet. The tour takes about 2 hours and is all standing and walking on hard floors but worth every breathtaking minute. The gilt and majesty are eye-popping. The guides are knowledgeable and make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Any Australian visiting London should visit if possible (not open for tours when in session) to see how our parliamentary system came into being and to understand why it works the way it does. We enjoyed the audio tour on our own and could spend as little or as much time in each area that we wanted. Money much better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for the day to listen to the reading of the Marris Bill on Assisted Dying. Debate lasted all day; all ministers, for and against, the Bill demonstrated that they had listened carefully to their constituents views. Members spoke passionately and logically citing examples of those in support and opposition. Very interesting to observe members hard work closely. I met... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Houses of Parliament are architectural masterpieces steeped in history. As with any iconic landmark you will get more out of the experience if you take a tour. Bring your camera!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting inside look at how the British conduct their governmental business. As you might expect there are many parallels to the USA but it was quite interesting to see the differences and get a chance to view the beautiful building with all of its history. No pictures allowed unfortunately. You can self guide with an audio headset but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Leave time before scheduled entry to clear security procedures with move swiftly and courteously. Fascinating to visit and definitely worth booking.

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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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