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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 today

The buildings are a wonderful place to visit but there were issues with the Education Service staff and tour guide. The young gentleman checking the tickets in Westminster Hall was clearly very stressed - we weren't sure why? We spoke with an older gentleman staff...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Take the walking tour of Westminster and the House of Parliment and you will be glad you did. This is an absolute must when you are in London.

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are like us – you like to pace on your own time, take the audio tour they give when the parliament is not active. It gives you the opportunity to get everywhere in house. The audio is very thorough, with possibilities to expend...More

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Liz D, Marketing and Information Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review, we are very glad that your tour was informative and interesting.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit to the Houses of Parliament today. We arranged the visit through our local MP so were guaranteed a tour. Some people who turned up on spec could not get on the tours as they were full, so best to book early if you...More

Thank Simonfromhants
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked a guided tour with afternoon tea. The tour was interesting and gives a lot of historic detail with some real gems of information we would never have known

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a 2hour group tour and it was fascinating to hear the history of this fabulous palace, to tread where so many famous and important people have been before. You get to see both ‘houses’ and, although not allowed to sit on the benches,...More

Thank SusanT22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible opportunity to learn about the history and process of the UK’s Parliament. Impressive architecture & its history is fabulous. Guides are extremely knowledgeable & enjoy their work.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wherever you come from in the world. You are likely to have seen pictures of the Houses of Parliament. This place is easily reached by underground train. It is literally across the road from Westminster tube station. It would be a shame to visit London...More

Thank Alex D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Super trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable. Perfect for all ages. Guide made the facts so interesting. Perfect hour with friends.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Portions of this old lady are undergoing serious reservation at present. If you are visiting and want a view of Big Ben, please go to Westminster Bridge and take your pictures from the river side, Big Ben is partially uncovered from that side.

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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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IJY1114
21 July 2018|
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Response from christineg754 | Reviewed this property |
Tours are not available on days when Parliament is in session. You might have to go on a Saturday. You need to check their website to see what days tours are available as they don't run every day.
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guychop
21 June 2018|
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Response from Sylvia B | Reviewed this property |
I would say No compared with other tourist sightseeing. It is good to contact your MP and see if they can offer you a guided tour.
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hannacasserly1
1 June 2018|
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Response from Liz D | Property representative |
The Churchill Room is available only for private hire, it is not a public dining space. You can book places to lunch or dine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Strangers' Dining Room but this option is not available on dates... More
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