Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Only permanent UK residents can book a tour of Elizabeth Tower and see Big Ben.
There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can come inside the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching committees and debates.
Lost in the wilds of Westminster? Find your bearings with our maps of the parliamentary estate and the surrounding area
Parliament is open and accessible to all visitors with disabilities. Find out more about access and our simple security guidelines to be followed before and during your visit
Not able to make it to Westminster? Parliament have developed virtual tours for you to explore some of its famous buildings and learn about the current work and history
The Parliament Gift Shop has a wide range of books and gifts available, both online and during visits or tours.
To ensure that Parliament remains accessible to the public we have implemented some security guidelines. Please take note of them before and during your visit.
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