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Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, England
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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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Well worth a visit. For from being a stuffy council office, the buildings in which our Parliament meets is on a par with Stately Homes and castles! I would recommend a guided tour... read more

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit. For from being a stuffy council office, the buildings in which our Parliament meets is on a par with Stately Homes and castles! I would recommend a guided tour as one can miss a great deal of history or art simply by not realising it is there.

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London, United Kingdom
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Impressive and historic buildings to admire and walk past. Now heavily guarded by armed policemen and barriers.

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My family had an enjoyable tour of the Houses of Parliament in December 2016. We have been to London frequently but never had the opportunity before to do the guided tour. Our guide was wonderful and very informative about both Houses. I enjoyed seeing the differences in the Houses and seeing the legendary statues. Very worthwhile visit.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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This area has many attractions and the parliament it self, is a beautiful building. From here, you can easily walk to south bank.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An area of great importance where history has seen many changes. The building itself is an iconic landmark featuring across the world to symbolise the UK. and it's values.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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A thoroughly recommendable experience. So much history and magnificence. The Audio Tour was excellent, giving you the opportunity to listen to the basic information but also the option of listening to more detail if you wanted to. We had afternoon tea in the Members dining room, which was lovely, as was the food. My husband thought it was one of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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the place was very crowded as usual but we manged to get some good pictures for the family and the weather was fascinating a must see for tourists visiting london

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Incredible! Not crowded, got to see the Grand Room, bobbies were friendly and helpful, Fascinating to hear Lords talk about Brexit,( House of Commins was not in session) history in the making!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I signed up to have a tour of the HoP via my local MP, Andrew, and I went along with another very interested friend of mine and my daughter. The whole tour was beautifully managed and Andrew made the trip so interesting by giving us details on everything from the architecture to certain special gifts to the nation from other... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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This tour is a must for anyone interested in history and the democratic functions of the British Parliament. We took some friends from the USA who were fascinated and just loved it. I would certainly do it again with other visitors. Good value too.

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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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