See British democracy in action at Houses of Parliament. During the week, all British residents and overseas visitors can watch legislators debating for free. If your visit falls on a Saturday, or during the summer recess, you'll be able to take a guided tour of the building. The tours are comprehensive, starting in the Queen’s Robing Room, moving through chambers for debating and voting, and finishing in medieval Westminster Hall. Along the way, you'll encounter grandly appointed spaces and collect knowledge about British parliamentary procedure. UK residents can also tour Elizabeth Tower, but foreign visitors cannot. A visit to Houses of Parliament represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London trip planner to plot your vacation.
Houses of Parliament Reviews
Guy Fawkes was the last man to enter the Houses of Parliament with Honest intentions. If you want a stuffy building full of people that are out of touch with society this is the place to be. If you wa... more »
My daughter is really interested in political science, so we made time to tour the Houses of Parliament. This refurbished palace was breathtaking. What really was striking was the difference between t... more »
I would highly recommend a guided tour. Our guide Mrs Berliner was absolutely amazing! She was really knowledgeable and answered any questions we could throw her way. The inside is beautiful and the house of commons is actually a lot smaller than you think! Thank you for our brilliant tour, massively enjoyed it.
Loved this. Most tourist sites were packed last week but this was much quieter. No queues. Absolutely fascinating and amazing how much you get to see. The House of Commons is tiny! We opted for the audio tour which is great.
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