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Houses of Parliament, London

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Government Building · Architectural Building
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.
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  • Will be great when the works there are concluded. I would love to see and hear Big Ben again. Please hurry!  more »
  • The Houses of Parliament is the iconic London building on the Thames go for a look from the river, Westminster bridge or road to take a good look at the structure, design and majesty of this famous....  more »
  • If you'eve ever been to London or seen pictures of it you may have wondered if this building is actually the Houses of Parliament. Luckily for you I can confirm these rumours - they are true. Whilst.....  more »
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  • It was a day to remember!!! It's a must visit place! Historical , beautiful, interesting , intriguing, educational ... not possible to list all the feelings . We went on a school visit and all the kids loved it. They even got to see their local MP and grilled him with many questions. Make sure you visit the place before it's closed for a very long renovation. The house of Lords , the House of Commons...just go and admire the history and at the same time be part of tomorrow's history.
  • Truly stunning. Amazing to walk around the Commons and House of Lords. Brought to life by a great guide (Phil). One minor- no photography. Not sure what damage we could do...but highly recommended
  • It great to be able to see inside the Houses of Parliament for free and there are several ways of doing just that. Contact your MP and ask for a tour. On any weekday when in session you can view from the public gallery. On Saturdays throughout the year you can have an English guided tour. I belive that it is the world's most iconic building constructed around 1066 and rebuilt between 1840 and 1876. Now you know have a go.
  • The Mother of all parliaments comes with the Father of all restaurants! Modern fine dining British cuisine, beautifully presented and just divine, sourced locally! Service was exceptional. Understandably there is a dress code and security checks at the entrance. We shall definitely go again.
  • The Parliament of the United Kingdom is one of the oldest representative assemblies in the world. The site of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster, a royal palace and former residence of kings on the River Thames. The layout of the palace is intricate, with its existing buildings containing nearly 1,200 rooms, 100 staircases, and well more than two miles of hallways. Westminster is the nearest station to get this landmark.

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