Video Tour of the House of Lords


This short film follows Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Lord Inglewood, Lord Haskel, Lord Faulks and Baroness Parminter as they take you on a tour of the House of Lords and talk about the work they do.

The video can be watched as standalone resource to introduce the House of Lords followed by a classroom discussion.

Alternatively you can extend the activity by viewing an accompanying animation exploring ‘What is the House of Lords?’ and download a resource pack including instructions for a Hold a Committee classroom activity here.

Time required: 30 minutes. (activity can be extended to cover up to two lessons by following up with further films and activities)

Learning outcomes

Students will:


  • Understand what Members of the House of Lords do on a daily basis
  • Understand the purpose of the main areas of the House of Lords chamber and rooms
  • Work as a group to debate the pros and cons of the purpose and role of the House of Lords
  • Have expressed their own opinions and empathised with other people’s points of view

Practical information

Either view the video as a standalone resource followed by a classroom discussion, or follow up with the accompanying ‘What is the House of Lords’ animation with downloadable worksheets and activities.

Related teaching resources


Who is in the House of Lords?

Parliamentary business