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. 

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.

Houses of Parliament audio tours

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

Houses of Parliament guided tours

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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

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UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for a guided or audio tour of the Houses of Parliament, plus a table service afternoon tea.

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.

Contemporary portraiture in Portcullis House tours

UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for specialist guided tours focusing on the architecture and the 'Women in Parliament' art exhibition inside Portcullis House.

Royalty and splendour in the House of Lords tours

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UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for early evening guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords.

2015: Parliament in the Making

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Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.

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.