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Find out about the range of regular and specialist tours that are available and how to book your visit.
UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for a self-guided audio tour on Saturdays throughout the year and on most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.
UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for a guided tour on Saturdays throughout the year and on most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.
UK residents and overseas visitors can book stylish afternoon tea beside the River Thames in addition to a guided or audio tour of the Houses of Parliament.
These shorter guided tours led by our Visitor Assistant guides are aimed at children visiting with adults.
UK residents can arrange a tour of the Houses of Parliament through their local MP or member of the House of Lords.
UK residents who are blind or partially sighted can arrange a tactile tour of the Houses of Parliament.
Groups can book tickets for private guided tours in the morning as Parliament is being prepared for the working day ahead.
Groups can book tickets for early evening guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords.
Groups can book tickets for guided tours focusing on the contemporary portraiture collection displayed in Portcullis House.
Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours are now suspended due to refurbishment and are scheduled to resume in 2021.
Alternatively, call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm. (Closed Monday 18 December between 1.30pm and 5pm)
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