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We offer a range of tours which enable you to see inside one of the world's most famous buildings and find out about the work of UK Parliament.
 
You can book online, by telephone or via the ticket office. We recommend you book in advance as capacity is limited and tours do not run every day. Contact visitparliament@parliament.uk if you have any questions about which tours are running on which days.

Self-guided audio tours of the Palace of Westminster
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In person at UK Parliament

Available to all visitors. Go at your own pace using a multimedia guide, discover the history and heritage of the building, and find out about the work of UK Parliament.

This audio tour is offered in nine languages plus a version for children in English.

 

Book an audio tour

Guided tours of the Palace of Westminster
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In person at UK Parliament

Available to all visitors. Discover the history and heritage of the building, and find out about the work of UK Parliament on this 90-minute guided tour. 

Delivered in English only.

 

 

Book a guided tour in English

The State Apartments of Speaker's House tours
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Join this unique tour which takes you into the heart of Speaker's House. Find out about the history and traditions of role and how the current Speaker conducts official business. 

Please note the tour content is best suited to those aged 16+.  

 

Book a Speaker's House tour

Big Ben tours
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In person at UK Parliament

Book an official tour of Big Ben to explore the Elizabeth Tower, the famous tower of Parliament. This tour is suitable for those aged 11 and over, who are comfortable climbing 300+ steps.

 

Book a Big Ben tour

Inside UK Parliament guided tours - Free for UK residents
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In person at UK Parliament

Available to UK residents only. This 75-minute guided tour explores how UK Parliament and democracy work today.  

Book through your local MP or a member of the House of Lords.

 

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Prices for tours

Please note there will be a price increase for tours taking place from 01 April 2024.

Book tickets online

For enquiries, please email us at visitparliament@parliament.uk

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Big Ben guide book

This book tells the story of the iconic tower, the Great Clock and bell which became known as 'Big Ben'. Contains over 130 images and illustrations.

Big Ben guide book