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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

Heard this is amazing to visit from a friend. Attempted to book it online but unfortunately, the website is flawed!!! The problem occurs when you attempt to book a group that is larger than a timeslot can accommodate. BE WARNED! CUSTOMER SERVICE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND IT...More

Thank ryanfamilyof6
Reviewed yesterday

If you love watching the Prime minister's debates on the TV, you must come here. Experience the awe of the chambers and see everything up close, see where it all happens, we really enjoyed it! The audio tour is a must.

Thank Docmatt
Reviewed yesterday

Well it is where the Big Ben is. You cant really go inside ofcourse I am assuming you are a commoner like me :-)

Thank Richat21
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the self-guided audio tour and were not disappointed. I've been to London dozens of times and am very sad that I didn't come here sooner. Would certainly put it on the top 10 historical things to see/do in the city! The buildings are...More

Thank sepowell1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether inside or out,the Houses of Parliament are certain to elicit admiration, despite parts looking as though they had just been hurriedly reconditioned after a German bombing raid.The MPs look like ordinary folks, no airs, so it will be difficult to make them out. Wait...More

Thank madhav n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I attended a business meeting organised by one of government ministers in the Houses of Parliament. It is an amazimg place, a weird (and wonderful) mixture of a history of the oldest democracy in the world and a working institution running the country. There are...More

Thank Basil T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the family version of the organised tour on a Saturday at 13:30. (Dec 2017). This was genuinely awesome. You get to see and do so much. The tour guide was excellent and really involved and engaged the kids without being boring or patronising....More

Thank Tim_B_Manchester
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a guided tour and found the venue easily accessible the staff were very helpful and the tour guide was excellent. We had a very good insight into the history, stories and workings of parliament.

Thank freddiep61
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely experience to view the inside of parliament and find out its history and witness such beautiful architecture. I really enjoyed the building and even got to sit in on some of the debates in the house of lords and house of...More

Thank katiebiesinger
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Book this in advance...we didn't and felt lucky to get a docent led tour. Our guide was so informative and touring Parliament was a must see. So much history and gorgeous rooms. We chose docent led but you can also do an audio guide tour....More

Thank Stacy D
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
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16 December 2017|
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Response from wildsurfer2017 | Reviewed this property |
Well excluding any bank holidays , yes it should be fine, public gallery is open from 2 pm a self guided tour will only get you in the public dock area , if you want a proper tour i advise you go across the road to the... More
Emily L
15 December 2017|
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Response from Eva E | Reviewed this property |
I booked online via the website, it was very easy. You book a time slot for your visit, so this was the best was as I could choose a time that was good for me. Otherwise you need to book your tour at the booking office and... More