Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, London

Houses of Parliament
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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00:00 - 00:00
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00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
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Thursday
00:00 - 00:00
Friday
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday
00:00 - 00:00
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Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a devastating fire in 1834. Westminster Hall survived the fire and dates from 1097. All visits are currently suspended. For the latest updates and online content, please go to the website and sign-up to the e-newsletter.
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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Phil Meyer
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Really interesting tour, made all the better by our guide Phil Mansfield. If you get the chance to tour the buildings (which are far more impressive in the flesh), I hope you're lucky enough to have Phil. One of the wittiest & knowledgeable guides I've come across.
Written 21 June 2022
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Julie C
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
What a tour, absolutely brilliant, very nice chilled tour, tour guide Ralph, sorry can't remember your surname sir, was so interesting, very informative tour, Ralph was full of knowledge about everything, Was humerous and made me feel very relaxed. Would recommend the tour to everyone. Go on Parliament website and get a free guided tour if you live in the UK and You are a UK citizen.
Written 20 June 2022
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iamcd
Nottinghamshire, UK145 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
A nice way to spend a few hours whilst in London . Booked for sisters 40th , she really enjoyed it . The headphone tour is a bit complicated for people who are not tech savvy but otherwise a good tour overall .
Brought a necklace as a gift from gift shop , it looked ok when I was shown it but when I took it out if the box at home the clasp was broken it wouldn’t shut !
Written 19 June 2022
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Terri S
9 contributions
Jun 2022
Absolutely LOVED the self-guided audio tour!! We went on a Saturday without a specific appointment time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Written 17 June 2022
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Lori F
Oviedo, FL136 contributions
May 2022
We toured the Houses of Parliament with a walking tour. Well worth the price of the "beat the line" tickets. Our guide, Patrick had lots of information and stories to share with us.
Written 15 June 2022
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muhammad h
3 contributions
May 2022
I went to London last monday. I was pass by this building I stopped their and went to see it closely and it loved it.
Written 15 June 2022
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Russell W
nottingham20 contributions
Apr 2022
Just loved the history and prestige of the House Of Parliament. It was great to see where the MP's sit it was a lot smaller than I thought.
Written 12 June 2022
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QueenVictoriaBoston
Boston, MA104 contributions
May 2022
A very interesting visit. Unfortunately, only self-guided audio tours are currently available. Would have been nicer with a real tour guide who could answer questions. Still great to see the inside of this gorgeous building and the differences between the houses of Lords and Commons. Tickets much be purchased in advance for a particular time. Sell out quickly.
Written 6 June 2022
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Tim Mc
Birtley, UK5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Fascinating insight into the history of The Houses of Parliament made all the better by our tour guide Phil. Outstanding knowledge and great humour. The best two hours of a truly memorable Jubilee weekend.
Take a bow Phil, many thanks
Written 6 June 2022
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suecarr1111
Valley View, TX187 contributions
May 2022
The Houses of Parliament is absolutely gorgeous! It is breathtaking - the size alone is hard to grasp. You have to see it from a view on the London Eye to really see how HUGE it really is. Just beautiful!
Written 5 June 2022
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