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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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View the 2024 general election results.

UK Parliament is open to tour visitors again but with extra safety measures in place. Find out about our Covid-secure measures.

Multimedia tours

Come to Westminster, hear about the history, heritage and work of UK Parliament, and walk in the footsteps of monarchs and prime ministers.

With options for adults and children, go at your own pace and explore using a multimedia guide.

Allow up to 90 minutes for your tour which includes the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall.

The multimedia guide is available in English (adult), English (child), French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Welsh.

These tours run on Saturdays and on most weekdays when UK Parliament is not sitting.

Select a date and book online now 

For bookings of 10 or more tickets, please email our groups team or call 020 7219 4114.


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