Frequently asked questions
What is the maximum number of guests allowed?
Each event space has a maximum capacity which must not be exeeded. This number is detailed on the contract of hire.
As well as attending guests, this number also includes event organisers and everyone in their group, and any other indivduals such as photgraphers, exhibitors, contractors, etc.
The capacity number does not include staff of the Commons Catering Service.
Is parking available?
There is no parking available at the House of Commons; public transport should be used wherever possible.
There are coach drop off points alongside UK Parliament, near Victoria Tower Gardens.
There is an underground car park at Abingdon Green, opposite the Victoria Tower.
Limited parking for people with complex mobility needs is available on the Parliamentary estate. These spaces are reserved for blue badge holders who are driving on their own (or with a carer). Speak with an event coordinator for further details.
Is UK Parliament accessible to people with mobility needs?
Yes, but they take an alternative route to event spaces at some points. Please let us know if there are wheelchair users or people with other mobility impairments attending prior to the event.
There are accessible toilet facilities for people with mobility needs in all buildings and along the visitor route.
Can we film or take photographs at an event?
Permission to film, make sound recordings or photograph an event must be sought in advance of the event from the Events office. Any filming or photography on the Estate (including in event venues) must be for personal (internal/domestic/family) use only.
Filming and photography for wider publication, including on websites and social media, requires permission from the Commons Press Office.
There are two public spaces along the visitor route in the Palace of Westminster where personal photography is permitted, Westminster Hall and St. Stephen's Hall. Photographs may not be taken in Central Lobby and other restricted areas beyond that point.
Filming and photography is not permitted in the public spaces in Portcullis House.