Overseas visitors can watch laws being made, attend debates and watch committees when Parliament is in session.They can also tour Parliament on Saturdays and during Summer Opening.
On Saturdays and during the Summer Opening, UK residents and overseas visitors can buy tickets to tour Parliament
Specialist guided tours focusing on the art and architecture of Portcullis House are available on selected Fridays throughout 2013
Exclusive guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords are available on selected Friday evenings throughout 2013
Visit public galleries in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords and watch members question the government and debate current issues and legislation
A large part of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords happens in committees, made up by smaller groups of MPs or Lords
Find out how you can watch government ministers answer questions from members of the House on government policy and topical issues
The House of Commons also sits in an additional room just off Westminster Hall. Find out how you can watch the debates and what type of business takes place
The Houses of Parliament shop has a huge range of books and gifts available, both online and in Westminster.
Find your bearings with our maps of the parliamentary estate and the surrounding area.
An insight into the political, social and cultural roles Parliament has played in the development of British society. Explore Parliament's history and its continuing significance in our lives today.