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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Tours

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 or by visiting our ticket office. We recommend you book in advance for the best value and to guarantee entry on the day.

Read our information on pricing.

Contact visitparliament@parliament.uk if you have questions. 

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 ten languages, and 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

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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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