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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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  • Emblematic building for London. Worth a visit. Photo tip: go on the opposite side of Thames to get some really nice shots of the building. Also a warning: In the beginning of 2020, Big Ben is in...  more »
  • Amazing guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. Learnt so much about our parliamentary history. It was brilliant  more »
  • Whether to attend a committee or watch proceedings or to have a wander round. Can gain entry explaining what or who you are visiting at most times. See the main hall, wall paintings and feel the...  more »
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  • Visited with a school trip, it has lots of history, I was interested especially in the suffragettes. i wished I knew it was going to be like an airport when I got there, as I wouldn't have worn a belt. I hope they don't spend the millions on the building to bring it up to scratch, when that money would be better spent on other services. It was a nice experience to see where the queen sits etc. The kids loved it.
  • Had an amazing time in here, full of history and interesting facts. Well organised. Could have spent a whole day there but we had other things planned. Cafe do meal deals too and food is nice.
  • Loved this. Most tourist sites were packed last week but this was much quieter. No queues. Absolutely fascinating and amazing how much you get to see. The House of Commons is tiny! We opted for the audio tour which is great.
  • I would highly recommend a guided tour. Our guide Mrs Berliner was absolutely amazing! She was really knowledgeable and answered any questions we could throw her way. The inside is beautiful and the house of commons is actually a lot smaller than you think! Thank you for our brilliant tour, massively enjoyed it.
  • Only managed to visit Westminster Hall as we weren't able to get tickets to visit the houses of parliament. Westminster Hall is stunning, full of our countries history. Imaginations run riot with the reality of the birth of democracy, Cromwell, Kings, Courts..Intend to return and ensure we get tickets upfront to see and breath in as much as possible. Be prepared to queue
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