Royalty and splendour in the House of Lords tours

Tour in Royal Gallery

Early evening fully guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts in the House of Lords followed by a glass of champagne.

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 are followed by 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.

Availability

Tours are available to visitors from the UK and overseas and tickets can now be booked for the following dates:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 5 August and 4 September 2015

Tours start at 4.45pm and 5pm.
 

Individual prices and booking

  • Adults: £35
  • Concessions (over 60s, students, members of the UK Armed Forces): £30
  • Disabled visitors: Standard prices as listed above (escorts have free entry but will require a ticket for admission)

ID may be requested for students and UK Armed Forces concessions.

Individual bookings can be made:

  • Online
  • By calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114

Tickets can also be purchased in person in advance or on the day (subject to availability) from the Ticket Office located at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (post code SW1A 2LW, marked 5 on the map).

The Ticket Office is open on Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 8.45am to 4.45pm.

Please note that the Houses of Parliament Shop does not sell tour tickets.

Group rates and booking

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more if booked in advance.

  • Adults: £29

Group bookings can be made:

  • Online
  • By calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 

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

Buy tickets before you visit

Alternatively, call +44 (0)20 7219 4114

The bookings phone line is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

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