Visiting Parliament

On this day in May 1929 women vote in general election on same terms as men

Find out how Parliament is marking 90 years since the passing of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act of 1928.

Big Ben conservation milestone celebrated with ‘topping out’ ceremony

Read more about Big Ben's significant milestone and the celebrations as the final piece of scaffolding is added to the famous clock tower

Parliament’s podcast series wins Bronze in the 2018 British Podcast Awards

The Paliament Explained podcast - hosted by Meera Syal - has won an award

The Parliament Explained podcast - presented by Meera Syal - has been awarded Bronze in the British Podcast Awards. Read more about the podcast's outstanding success here

Elizabeth Tower reveals eastern dial as conservation works continue

The East-facing dial will now be visible as scaffolding rotates to cover the southern dial

Big Ben to fall silent while essential conservation works take place

On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out.

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Lord Speaker thanks King of Spain for address to Parliament 12.07.2017
King of Spain visits UK Parliament 11.07.2017
UK Parliament lights up ahead of Pride in London Parade 07.07.2017
Pre-election tours 5th, 6th and 7th June 31.05.2017
Peers' Dining Room public opening 03.05.2017
Planning your visit to Parliament 24.03.2017