Royalty and splendour in the House of Lords tours

UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for exclusive fully guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of 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 75 minute tours which offer an exclusive experience after the doors close to the public.

The visit showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of A.W.N. Pugin and Charles Barry and the artistry of William Dyce and Daniel Maclise amongst others.

The tour starts in Sovereign's Entrance and follows the Royal Processional Route through the House of Lords and finishes with a glass of champagne in one of the Palace's private rooms.

Comments from visitors who have attended the Royalty and Splendour in the House of Lords tour:

"We saw more than we expected – very positive experience"

"Very knowledgeable, great for specialists and non specialists alike – I am an Art historian and still found it fascinating"

"Very well designed and paced to give visitor an excellent overview"

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was a good length too –maintained my interest throughout"

Times and availability

Tour dates for 2014 will be confirmed shortly.


Booking is not currently available for this tour.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for 2014 will be confirmed shortly.

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.

Individual bookings

Via the ticketmaster website
Call 0844 847 1672 (UK)
Call +44 161 425 8677 (outside the UK)

Group bookings

Call 0844 847 2498 (UK)
Call +44 161 425 8677 (outside the UK)