Tours of Parliament

Tours of Parliament take visitors into both the Commons and Lords Chambers and historic Westminster Hall. Specialist themed tours are also available. Find out what you can see on a tour of Parliament and how to book your visit. 

Houses of Parliament audio tours

Parliament audio tour

UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for a self-guided audio tour of the Houses of Parliament on Saturdays throughout the year and on most weekdays during Parliamentary recesses.

Houses of Parliament guided tours

Guided tour in Commons Chamber

UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament on Saturdays throughout the year and on most weekdays during Parliamentary recesses.

Tours plus afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea in the Terrace Pavilion

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.

Arrange a tour through your MP

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UK residents can arrange a tour of the Houses of Parliament through their local MP or member of the House of Lords. These tours are not available to overseas visitors.

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours

Climb Big Ben

UK residents can arrange a tour of the Elizabeth Tower through their local MP or member of the House of Lords. These tours are not available to overseas visitors.

Tactile tours for blind and partially sighted visitors

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UK residents who are blind or partially sighted can arrange a tactile tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Private guided tours

Tour visitors meeting a Doorkeeper

Groups can book tickets for private guided tours in the morning as Parliament is being prepared for the day ahead.

Royalty and splendour group tours

Tour in Royal Gallery

Groups can book tickets for early evening guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords.

Contemporary portraiture group tours

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Groups can book tickets for guided tours focusing on the contemporary portraiture collection displayed in Portcullis House.

Parliament tours video preview

Tours videoView a two minute preview of Houses of Parliament tours

The Palace of Westminster guide book

This beautifully illustrated guide book is a highly readable account of one of the world’s most famous buildings and home to the UK Parliament.

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower guide book

This book tells the story of the iconic tower, Great Clock and bell which became known as 'Big Ben'. Contains over 130 images and illustrations.