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 $43
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 $130
Duration: 9 hours
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
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 »
We usually walk round the outside but we decided to take the number 11 bus today which is a great route for spotting sights in a cheap way. We were able to see the green, the Palace of Westminster and all the usual sights from the bus. Definitely recommended for a change or an activity mid-tourist activities to give the feet a rest!
Iconic architecture, and the inside's not too shabby, either. Recommend a tour inside if you have time.
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