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. Regretfully, such 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 selected 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 selected 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

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UK residents can arrange a tour of the Elizabeth Tower through their local MP or member of the House of Lords. Regretfully, such 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

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UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for specialist guided tours focusing on the architecture and the contemporary portraiture collection 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.

Open House

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Parliament opens its doors to the public as part of the annual Open House weekend.

Houses of Parliament Gift Shops

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The Houses of Parliament Gift Shops have a wide range of books and gifts available, both online and during visits or tours.

Security information

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To ensure that Parliament remains a safe and accessible place for those who work within and visit Parliament, we have implemented a number of security measures. Please take note of them before and during your visit.