Houses of Parliament tour

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Discover the fascinating history and heritage behind the doors of the Houses of Parliament.

About

Step inside the beating heart of British politics during a visit to the Houses of Parliament.

Also known as the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament are made up of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall. It’s also where you’ll find the famous clock tower, Big Ben.

What is there to see at the Houses of Parliament?

Book a guided tour to explore inside the Houses of Parliament. Led by an expert guide, you'll get to peek behind the doors of this famous landmark and learn all about how the work of the UK parliament.

Highlights of the grand building include the House of Commons and Westminster Hall, where Guy Fawkes – who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament – was put on trial.

If you prefer to go at your own pace, opt for the multimedia tour. The tour takes you on a fascinating journey around the Palace of Westminster, following in the footsteps of monarchs and prime ministers. The multimedia guide is available in several languages. 

How long does it take to go around the Houses of Parliament?

A guided tour of the Houses of Parliament takes about 90 minutes. 

Can I visit Big Ben? 

A tour of the Houses of Parliament does not include a visit to Big Ben

Is it free to visit the Houses of Parliament?

The Houses of Parliament is a paid-for attraction – you must book your tickets online in advance.  

Can I eat and shop at the Houses of Parliament?

You can grab a bite to eat or a cream tea in the Jubilee Cafe, located just off Westminster Hall.

Before or after your tour, pop into the onsite Jubilee Shop for items inspired by the Palace of Westminster.

Alternatively, head to the Houses of Parliament shop in Parliament Square to browse gifts, books and souvenirs. 

Where are the Houses of Parliament?

The Houses of Parliament are in Westminster, central London.

How do I get to the Houses of Parliament?

The closest Tube station is Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee lines), which is around a two-minute walk away.

 Various bus routes stop close to the Houses of Parliament.

There are Santander Cycles docking stations in Smith Square and on Abingdon Green. 

How can I book tickets for the Houses of Parliament tour?

You can book tickets to visit the Houses of Parliament online.

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Prices

Child Ticket Up to £9.50 per ticket
Concession Ticket £19.50 per ticket
Adult Ticket £22.50 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Houses of Parliament

Address
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7219 4114
Email
visitparliament@parliament.uk

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Hearing loop system
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Touch Tours available
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Tours available in Chinese
Tours available in French
Tours available in German
Tours available in Italian
Tours available in Spanish
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Cafe
General Facilities
Staff LGBT trained
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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