Get involved with the Lords

The House of Lords is an important public institution and it is vital that the UK public understand and feel engaged with the work of the House and its parliamentary system. Find out how you can visit the Lords, ask questions to the enquiry service, join House of Lords programmes and read publications which explain the House of Lords’ work to the public.

Visiting the House of Lords

The House of Lords is open to the public and you can watch business as it happens in the chamber and select committees for free

Get involved: House of Lords social media

Find out where you can get involved with the online conversation around the work of the House of Lords

House of Lords Communications

House of Lords Communications explains what the House of Lords is and does to the public

House of Lords outreach programme

There are a range of member-led outreach activities that take place throughout the year

Order and download free Lords publications

House of Lords External Communications produces a range of public information resources that explain the role, work and membership of the House

Lords Digital Chamber

The Lords Digital Chamber allows users to engage directly with members of the Lords using a variety of social media tools

Sign up for the Lords newsletter

Sign up for the Lords newsletter

Stay up to date with what's on at the Lords

Watch the Lords on Parliament TV

Watch all the action from the Lords' chamber and committees live on Parliament TV

Lords enquiry service

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with general questions about the Lords:

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email:
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107

Subscribe to Lords newsletter

Sign up for the House of Lords newsletter for the latest news, debates and business

Lords publications

Get free copies of House of Lords publications and briefings

Lords Hansard

Read the latest Lords Hansard for a detailed word by word report of the work in the chamber