Houses of Parliament


Audio and guided tours include the route taken by the Queen at State Opening of Parliament; from the Queen’s Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and Prince’s Chamber, into the majestic Lords Chamber.

Tours then move on through Central Lobby, Members’ Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates.

Passing through St Stephen’s Hall, the tours end in 900 year old Westminster Hall. This is where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were tried and where Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama addressed Parliament in more recent years.

Guided tours are offered in English throughout the day and in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian at set times during the day.

Audio tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin.

There are also two new self-guided tour options for summer 2014: audio tours for families with children; and screen-based versions of the audio tour in British Sign Language.

For information and tickets please visit, or call 0844 847 1672 (from the UK) or +44 161 425 8677 (from outside the UK). Advanced booking is recommended but not essential.

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