Houses of Parliament audio tours

Visitors on an audio tour in the Lords Chamber

With options for adults and children, discover where history is still being made on this self-guided tour.

Find out how UK Parliament works as you travel through the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber, follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and be inspired by Westminster Hall which is almost 1000 years old.

The multimedia guide contains both audio commentary and video content, and allows you to go at your own pace. Allow up to 90 minutes for the tour.

You can choose from a range of languages when you arrive. If you have any questions there are Visitor Assistants along the tour route to help.

For children aged 7 to 12 we also offer a family version of the tour in English.

When can I go on an audio tour?

You can go on an audio tour on Saturdays throughout the year and most weekdays when Parliament is not in session.

Book tickets now for the following dates:

  • Saturdays until 30 November 2019
  • Monday to Friday between 1 and 30 August 2019 (except 26 August)

On most days you can follow your tour with Afternoon Tea.

We may occasionally have to change or cancel tours because of the work of Parliament.

How much does an audio tour cost?

  • Adults: £19.50
  • Young adults (age 16 to 18): £17
  • Concessions (age 60 and over, students with ID, UK Armed Forces with ID): £17
  • Children (age 5 to 15): Free with each paying adult, additional children £8
  • Children (under 5): Free
  • Disabled visitors: Ticket prices as above but essential companions are free

Group rates apply for groups of 10 people or more if you book in advance.

  • Adults: £15.50
  • Children (age 5 to 15): £7.75

There is more information about visiting as a group on the Groups and travel trade page.

How do I book tickets?

You can book online or by phoning +44 (0)20 7219 4114.

You can also buy tickets from the Ticket Office which is open:

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (8.45am to 4.45pm on tour days)
  • Saturday 8.45am to 4.45pm

The Ticket Office is located in front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (postcode SW1A 2LW).

What languages can I take the audio tour in?

  • English (adult)
  • English (child)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Mandarin Chinese 
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Welsh

We offer a screen-based version of the audio guide with English sub-titles and BSL signing for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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.

Family visits with children

UK Parliament is a fantastic place for a family day out in London.