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Houses of Parliament, London

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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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  • The Big Ben is undergoing maintenance and it's all been covered up. So is part of the Parliament building. As such it may not look as good as it actually is. Nonetheless, to see the building itself sh...  more »
  • Fantastic to see first hand the Palace of Westminster, the House of Commons and to appreciate the history of this place. We did the audio tour which was all you need in my view. We took about 2.5 hour...  more »
  • The external of the building is marvelous. There is a park nearby from which the view of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye is really nice.  more »
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  • It is definitely bigger than expected. I always love seeing parliament buildings and here in London England the houses of parliament are definitely worth the time to see.
  • The Queen Elizabeth Tower which houses the Big Ben bell was completely closed off and under construction, was dissapointing as I would not want to go if I couldnt get close to take pictures. I'm sure there would have been other things to do but i was able to get some good pics from the London Eye.
  • Part of the House of Parliment is under reconstruction together with the Big Ben. Better picture of the building could be captured from The Eye of London or from the river bank across the river Thames facing it. Tourists everywhere, and were told that this is a high crime area due to pick pocket activity by a group of henious people even though you put your purse at the front.
  • The houses of parliament are the seat of power for the united kingdom. A stunning working government building
  • The Great Hall. So much history
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