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Houses of Parliament

Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
+44 20 7219 4114
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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 to watch debates and committees when the Houses are sitting..
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Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
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Reviewed today

Incredible opportunity to learn about the history and process of the UK’s Parliament. Impressive architecture & its history is fabulous. Guides are extremely knowledgeable & enjoy their work.

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Reviewed today

Wherever you come from in the world. You are likely to have seen pictures of the Houses of Parliament. This place is easily reached by underground train. It is literally across the road from Westminster tube station. It would be a shame to visit London...More

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Reviewed today

Super trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable. Perfect for all ages. Guide made the facts so interesting. Perfect hour with friends.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Portions of this old lady are undergoing serious reservation at present. If you are visiting and want a view of Big Ben, please go to Westminster Bridge and take your pictures from the river side, Big Ben is partially uncovered from that side.

Thank ScampinIzzy
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to have a view of Parliment from our room on the Thames River. Tons of construction around the area beware.

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed yesterday

We basically walked past here. Had a noisy in through the metal fence to see what was going on. It’s like Fort Knox. Police and guards every where which is understandable. Didn’t recognise anyone well known . Don’t actually know if it’s possible for joe...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Came for a tour which was amazing - the hostress knew a lot about the history and spoke very well. A definete must!

Thank David S
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to be able to sit on two debates one in the House of Lords and the other in the House of Commons. We were thrilled to be in the heart of the British Govt.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been many times and tend to go to the House of Lords part since debates are more reasoned and peers don’t have the Guillotine I.e. can talk about an item at length. Everyone should go at least once to see how laws are...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you get an opportunity do go into this historic site. The architecture is beautiful and is is amazing just how small the seats are for the politicians in both House of Commons and Lords.

Thank Valerie H
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up the road as well. As captivating as the
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IJY1114
21 July 2018|
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Response from RogerW184 | Reviewed this property |
Go to " HousesofPariament.uk" and then - plan your visit , that tells you when you can visit and how to book, audio tours are available every Saturday throuout the year and any weekday that the house are not sitting, the on... More
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guychop
21 June 2018|
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Response from Sylvia B | Reviewed this property |
I would say No compared with other tourist sightseeing. It is good to contact your MP and see if they can offer you a guided tour.
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hannacasserly1
1 June 2018|
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Response from Liz D | Property representative |
The Churchill Room is available only for private hire, it is not a public dining space. You can book places to lunch or dine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Strangers' Dining Room but this option is not available on dates... More
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