Houses of Parliament guided tours

Tour guide in St Stephen's hall

Discover where history is still being made on a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Find out how 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.

For 90 minutes your knowledgeable guide will take you on an entertaining and informative tour.

When can I go on a guided tour?

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

Book tickets now for the following dates:

  • Every Saturday until 30 March 2019
  • Wednesday to Friday between 21 December 2018 and 4 January 2019 (except 26 December)

On most tour 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 a guided tour cost?

Lower prices apply if you book in advance.

Adults: Advance: £25.50 / Same day: £28

Concessions (over 60s, students with ID, members of the UK Armed Forces with ID): Advance: £21 / Same day: £23

Children (age 5 to 15): Advance: £11 / Same day: £12

Children (under 5): Free but the guided tour is not recommended for this age group

Disabled visitors: Tickets prices as above, escorts are free but will still need a ticket

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

  • Adults: £20
  • Children (age 5 to 15): £10

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

How do I book tickets?

You can book guided tours 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 guided tour in?

  • English
  • We are unable to offer guided tours in other languages at this time but self-guided audio tours are available in a range of languages  

Book tickets before you visit

Book ticket onlineAlternatively, for phone bookings please call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

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