Royalty and splendour group tours

Tour in Royal Gallery

Early evening fully guided tours for private groups focusing on the art and decorative arts in the House of Lords.

What does the tour cover?

The finest British artists of their day designed the wonderful frescoes, portraits, statues, thrones, fireplaces and furniture that are explored in these special tours through the House of Lords.

The visit showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and Charles Barry and the artistry of William Dyce and Daniel Maclise amongst many others.

These tours start at the top of the Royal Staircase in Norman Porch and follow the Queen's processional route at the State Opening of Parliament through the Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber before entering the majestic Lords Chamber.

The tours take about 75 minutes and can be rounded off in style with a glass of champagne in one of the rooms of the Palace of Westminster. 

Tours are occasionally subject to variation or cancellation due to Parliamentary business.


Tours and prices are available on request to private groups from the UK and overseas.  

To check tour availability (usually on weekday evenings during parliamentary recesses) and make bookings please contact the Bookings Team by email or by calling 020 7219 4114.

More information about booking for groups is available on the Groups and travel trade page.

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.

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