Address and Map
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.
Directions to the Houses of Parliament
Most visitors to the Houses of Parliament will come to the Palace of Westminster (postcode SW1A 0AA, entrance marked 8 on the map) or Portcullis House (postcode SW1A 2LW, entrance marked 4 on the map).
Visitors wishing to purchase tickets for tours should go to the Ticket Office located at the front of Portcullis House (post code SW1A 2LW, marked 5 on the map).
Rail and Underground
Visitors travelling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station, which is fully wheelchair accessible. Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo mainline stations are about 20 minutes away by foot and have connecting buses.
Buses stop near Parliament Square in Victoria Street and towards Trafalgar Square in Whitehall. All buses in London are now wheelchair accessible.
A number of river boat operators offer services that stop at Westminster Pier. The ramps can be quite steep so visitors using a manual wheelchair may need assistance.
Travelling on foot, visitors can access Parliament via Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Both are wheelchair accessible, as are the Golden Jubilee pedestrian bridges which connect the South Bank with Victoria Embankment.
Visitors cannot bring bicycles into the parliamentary estate. Public bicycle racks are a short distance away outside 7 Millbank. There are cycle hire docking stations situated in Smith Square which is a 5 minute walk away, and on Abingdon Green opposite Victoria Tower Gardens.
Coach drivers can stop briefly on Abingdon Street, after the entrance to Victoria Tower Gardens, where they may drop off and pick up on the left hand side before the second zebra crossing. Coach parking is not available but there are a limited number of coach parking bays in Westminster, available on an hourly tariff.
For more information on coach parking see the Westminster City Council website. Specific information for coach drivers is available on the Transport for London website.
Travelling by car will often be subject to the congestion charge and meter parking is limited. Disabled parking spaces are located nearby in Great Peter Street, Smith Square, and by Methodist Central Hall on Matthew Parker Street.
There is an underground car park opposite the Houses of Parliament operated by Q-Parks which has 183 spaces. It benefits from a secure vehicle and pedestrian entrance with CCTV, customer toilets and is manned during the week. A space can be reserved in advance using the Q-Park online pre-booking facility.