Tours of Parliament

Find out about the range of regular and specialist tours that are available and how to book your visit. 

Houses of Parliament audio tours

Visitors on an audio tour in the Lords Chamber

A self-guided tour using a multimedia guide. Suitable for all visitors. Available in English (adult), English (child) and eight other languages on Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.

Houses of Parliament guided tours

Tour guide in St Stephen's Hall

A 90 minute guided tour. Suitable for adults and older children. Available in English on Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.

Family guided tours

Family Tour Guide

A 60 guided tour experience. Suitable for families with younger children (age 7 to 12). Available in English on Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.

Tours plus afternoon tea

Afternoon tea in the Terrace Pavilion

Add stylish afternoon tea beside the River Thames to audio tours or guided tours. Available on Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.

Arrange a tour through your MP

Democratic access tour group in St Stephen's Hall

A 75 minute free guided tour. Available to UK residents only, on certain weekdays throughout the year.

Tactile tours for blind and partially sighted visitors

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UK residents who are blind or partially sighted can arrange a tactile tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Private guided tours

Tour visitors meeting a Doorkeeper

Groups can book tickets for private guided tours in the morning as Parliament is being prepared for the working day ahead.

Pride at Parliament LGBT history tours

Rainbow flag in front of the Elizabeth Tower

UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for these occasional LGBT history guided tours.

Royalty and splendour group tours

Tour group in the Robing Room

Groups can book tickets for early evening guided tours focusing on the Victorian art and decorative arts of the House of Lords.

Contemporary portraiture group tours

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Groups can book tickets for guided tours focusing on the contemporary portraiture collection displayed in Portcullis House.

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours

Climb Big Ben

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower tours are now suspended due to refurbishment and are scheduled to resume in 2021.

Book tickets online

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

Virtual tour

Central Lobby ceiling

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

The Palace of Westminster guide book

This beautifully illustrated 96 page guide is packed with stories about one of the world’s most famous buildings.

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower guide book

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