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.
Tours to Houses of Parliament
The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 20 to 120 minutes
Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $129
Duration: 9 hours
Houses of Parliament Reviews
We went to the House of Parliament to discover they were not giving tours. HOWEVER, Parliament was in session and they allowed us in. We had to go through quite a bit of security as we were lead to th... more »
Very historic, one of the birthplaces of modern democracy. Important for us all to understand the importance of these buildings in our history 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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