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Updates to closures and changes to tour routes in August 2022

During August necessary maintenance will be taking place throughout the Palace of Westminster.

Although most of the work will not impact tours, the electrical works taking place on Saturday 20 August means that the Royal Apartments will be closed to visitors all day.


  • Saturday 20 August: The building will be open but tours will not include the Royal Apartments which will be closed for electrical works.
  • Saturday 13 August – Closed - no tours available due to electrical works in Central Lobby
  • Saturday 27 August – Closed – no tours available due to electrical works taking place in the Chambers of the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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