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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Virtual tours

You can take a 360° virtual tour and explore the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber and many other parts of the building. 

360° virtual tour

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

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Palace of Westminster Official Guide

This beautifully illustrated guide is packed with stories about one of the world’s most famous buildings

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