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Houses of Parliament, London

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your visit to Houses of Parliament and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London itinerary builder.
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  • Very beautiful architectural ensemble, well maintained, translates a lot of English culture. Interesting to learn the importance and history that took place to get the dimension of the importance of this tourist attraction. Not to be missed.
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  • I am rating this on the excellent 90 minute tour we booked in advance. First, I need to say how important it is to arrive just a little early because security is just about the same as you will find a...  read more »
  • Even if your silver is worth, before booking via the web (or so I did), the building is really impressive outside as inside. The audio tour is very well also. In an hour it runs quietly.
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  • I just like to do this for good old davey boy and all the other red coats #bringthe #dictatorship for good old dave boy he knows Poor Dave, poor Dave Three months ago his life was a soufflé Poor Dave, poor Dave Number ten was just a Miliband away He banded words with Tony, kissed a baby, stroked a dog Washed up for the WebCameron, and fessed up on his blog Waited, gleaming pink, to take on Brown But suddenly the greasy poles went down You expect a big green medal, As off to work you pedal But that's not the picture chosen for the news For behind you there's a Lexus Using half the oil in Texas With your sandwiches, your cell phone and your shoes Oh it really isn't easy being Dave You have to be so very, very brave Each unheralded event is making him less compos mentis Than a newly fired apprentice, poor old Dave! If, alas, you went to Eton, Be as quiet as Buster Keaton When they talk of education, education If you mention shutting grammars They'll attack with special hammers And shout two words; one "off", one "fornication" It really isn't easy being Dave For politics is more than a close shave I would rather be called smelly, Or throw beans made out of jelly At a cricketer from Delhi than be Dave! William Hague's prospects are sunken, Nobody remembers Duncan-Smith, David Davis hasn't got the knack, You've defeated Michael Howard But you still don't feel empowered, Every sunset you're afraid that he'll come back It really isn't easy being Dave When your predecessor may rise from the grave Every night's another gamble (Yes I know I start to ramble) But I'd rather be Menzies Campbell than be Dave! So in search of propaganda, You head of to Rwanda, While England feels ignored beneath the flood And the disappointed Tories, Still obsessed by former glories, Load their shotguns, start baying for your blood Oh, it really isn't easy being Dave Leading not so much a party, more a rave Full of members who harrang 'em, And then flog 'em, and then hang 'em I would rather be Chris Langham than be Dave! Oh it really isn't easy being Dave It's not a job that any of us craves I would rather drown in slurry Sleep with Edwina Currie Even be a cow in Surrey than be Dave! Poor Samantha, she must worry His replacement (don't all hurry!) I would rather be anyone but Dave! Oh I'm glad that I'm not Dave! And pls pls dont forget to buy my mixtape
  • " SCUM!". There is a stain around this place, Of selfishness, and greed, There is a sly look on your face, As you rob from those in need. Too many of your kind I see, Bring poverty and pain, And glorify in misery, And deepen this, again. You had no mandate for this pain, We didn`t tell you to, You cut and cut, and cut again, Because that`s what you do. You do not see the struggle here, Just figures on a page, You think that this will disappear, You do not grasp, our rage. You think that you are better bred, Than people scarred at birth?. You cannot lie straight in your bed, You are not half their worth. You think that we don`t owe a debt; To forces injured on the field?. Who lost a leg, an arm? and yet, Would never, never yield?. And yet you grin and wave the hand, And you feel proud, for what you did, YOU ARE THE SCUM, - OF ALL THE LAND!. ` TWAS ONLY 30 QUID!`. Mick. ( Copyright Michael Westwood 2016 ).
  • What a magnificent building. This is a testament to the architecture of the time. People may not agree with the politicians views but they must admit, it is a very impressive building.
  • The entrance is not cheap, but it's definitely worth it. The audio tour will guide through the history of the building and the British government. The palace itself is incredibly rich.
  • A architecturally stunning building with a gothic exterior and a grand interior
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