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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. Visitors can book tours through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and are welcome...more
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No guided tours available on days when Parliament is in session but I still got a chance to get inside and see the House of Commons. When I originally arrived around 2p, there was at least an hour wait but the security officer at the...More
Firstly huge thanks to Ken Clarke and Jamie for organising our invite for a democratic access tour.
The tour was informative, interesting and moving. Our guide, Stephen? , was terrific and kept our 2 boys (9 and 11) fully engaged and interested throughout the tour...More
My wife booked this as a treat for me. We both found it very interesting, the tour guide Connie was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining taking us back through time and explaining the role of the monarchy and the history and traditions of the home of...More
We went on an organised group tour and had a fantastic time. The security staff at the entrance were very friendly and welcoming and our guide Kenneth was excellent with a great knowledge of the building. He shared some tales of scandal from history and...More
How to make Parliament and politics interesting. This visit ticket was a birthday present form my wife. I can't remember the guides name (I did the official tour) but one of the best I've ever had. Once isn't enough for me, going back again next...More
I visited Westminster on a special day, the Brexit deal is being discussed in Parliament and there was a lot of stuff happening with protesters, herds of press and lost of politicians going to and fro. Sadly restorations are going on, so some of the...More
It's the home of Big Ben and the buildings are absolutely stunning. Be aware though at present that the clock tower is under construction and covered with scaffolding - still worth a walk down along the river though
My wife and I visited The Houses of Parliament on a Saturday afternoon tour. It's about two hours with a very knowledgeable guide and is absolutely fascinating. I have to say we got more than we expected and were guided through the lobbies as well...More
I highly recommend the guided Saturday tour of parliament, which I arranged via the UK Parliament website. The tour was about two hours long, the guide knowledgeable, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
We were taken all through the Palace of Westminster: from the sumptuous red...More
I had a great visit of Parliament which included an audio tour. Be sure to leave plenty of time for security checks as you are given a full airport type screening.
I found the audio tour to be quite dull and I much preferred conversing...More
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.
Response from Lorraine S | Reviewed this property |
An audio guided tour would be better. You really need to join a guided tour so you both won’t miss out on all the interesting details. There are information booklets available I am certain that will interest your son as... More
An audio guided tour would be better. You really need to join a guided tour so you both won’t miss out on all the interesting details. There are information booklets available I am certain that will interest your son as well. It is always super busy with long queues but guided tours may have preferences. I say all of this as we did not do a guided tour.
Response from trevsmith22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked in advance as it was a gift, I think if you know what day you are going it would be best to book a slot and then you don't have to queue and we breezed through security. We printed our ticket and I think this is... More
Hi, I booked in advance as it was a gift, I think if you know what day you are going it would be best to book a slot and then you don't have to queue and we breezed through security. We printed our ticket and I think this is preferred as they tore off our barcode before the tour, only one person out of 30 on our tour had an e ticket and the guide was a bit unsure of what to do with it so this slightly held things up at the start, other than that, very enjoyable and would recommend it. Hopefully that answers your questions okay? Have a good visit.
Response from LizD2181 | Property representative |
Hi. Visitors for the both the audio and guided tours enter in exactly the same way. We recommend that visitors arrive at the Cromwell Green Entrance 20 minutes before the time of their tour to allow for the security checks... More
Hi. Visitors for the both the audio and guided tours enter in exactly the same way. We recommend that visitors arrive at the Cromwell Green Entrance 20 minutes before the time of their tour to allow for the security checks. Visitors are only fast-tracked if they have specific needs which require this.