The UK Parliament is one of the oldest representative assemblies in the world. The site of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster, a royal palace and former residence of kings. The layout of the Palace is intricate, with its existing buildings containing nearly 1,200 rooms, 100 staircases and well over 3 kilometres (2 miles) of passages. Among the original historic buildings is Westminster Hall, used nowadays for major public ceremonial events.
During the Summer Recess the Palace of Westminster, home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons is open for a one hour guided tour, which includes both Chambers and other great State Rooms. The tour starts at Victoria Tower and ends in Historic Westminster Hall.
Language tours also available in French, German, Spanish & Italian daily (please check times).
Special Terms & Conditions
Please note that should the tours be cancelled and access to the Palace of Westminster withdrawn tickets will be refunded by LondonTheatreDirect.com. Should tours be reopened, bookings will be made on a first come first served basis. Original bookings will not be reinstated. The Visitor Manager or his delegated supervisor has the authority to prevent access to the tours at any time.