HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Opening Hours:

09:30am – 17:30pm

Excursion Details:
  • The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London, England.
  • The UK Parliament building is one of the most recognised in the world, with the tower of Big Ben the most striking feature. Inside this huge building there are two debating chambers, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The Commons is where the MPs sit and make laws which are then further discussed by the non-elected House of Lords. There are also MP’s offices inside, but the building across the road, Portcullis House, contains further offices. The whole complex is also known as “The Palace of Westminster” and you can get a real feel for the place by taking a tour.
  • You’ll get to see most of the significant areas inside including the mark on the door made by Black Rod when the Queen visits parliament and the damage from bombing during World War 2. After you’ve been through security, you arrive in the historic Westminster Hall where the tours begin.
  • Find out how UK Parliament works as you travel through the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber, follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and be inspired by Westminster Hall which is almost 1000 years old.
  • For 90 minutes your knowledgeable guide will take you on an entertaining and informative tour.
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