Ways to visit

There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can visit the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching debates and committees.

Watch debates and committees

The House of Commons chamber in session

Visitors to Parliament can watch debates and committee hearings taking place in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Public talks and events

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Visitors are welcome to attend any of these occasional or one-off talks and events covering a broad range of topics.

Visit the Parliamentary Archives

Visit the Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives, which hold millions of records from both Houses and other historical material, are open to everyone by appointment for research purposes.

School visits

Education visits

Parliament's Education Service runs a year-round programme of school visits, which may include a question and answer session with the school's MP.

Attending private events

Attending events at Parliament

Information for invited guests attending private events at the Houses of Parliament.

Book tickets online

Book tickets onlineAlternatively, for phone bookings please call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, every day between 9am and 8pm.

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Virtual tour

Visitors on a tour in the Robing Room image by Roger Harris

Explore some of the most famous rooms and discover more about the building's fascinating history and present day use.