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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
All reviews guided tour westminster hall big ben local mp robing room public gallery central lobby beautiful building steeped in history own pace afternoon tea excellent tour take photos london eye commons lords politics
I had a look around outside and the park round the back but wasn't sure if I could go in as there were entrances and seperate areas to pick tickets and I did not see any queues or people entering. I also missed the Brexit/remain...More
We booked a free tour through our local MP and was impressed with how easy it was to organise. We arrived at our allotted time to be bumped off the tour by a quite rude group of Americans and tour guide who didn’t seem to...More
Hubby & I came here after a visit to the Abbey. As a former councillor I was keen to watch a debate and see inside this iconic building which most of us only see on the TV news.
After going through airport type security we...More
We walked up to see the Houses of Parliament and actually a lot of it seems to be being refurbished , wrapped in scaffolding etc . We didn't do the tour , however the people protesting for and against brexit on the pavements outside were...More
Date of experience: February 2019
LizD2181, Business Support Assistant at Houses of Parliament, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
We're glad you enjoyed the political debate outside Parliament. We look forward to welcoming you on a tour when you're next in London. The interiors are well worth seeing!
I feel sorry fo the tourists coming to London at present and hoping to capture a nice image of the Houses of Parliament. There is so much white sheeting over it that you woun't get a decent picture until they finish the repairs
We came here for a guided tour around Parliament, as part of a large group.
The tour itself was exceptional - very interesting and an amazing place to walk around! Thinking about the significance of the Houses of Parliament themselves was really enough to draw...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.