Guided tours

Tour guide with guided tour group in St Stephen's Hall

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

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.

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:

  • Saturdays until 29 February 2020

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?

Adults: £26.50

Young adults (age 16 to 18): £22 

Concessions (age 60 and over, students with ID, UK Armed Forces with ID): £22

Children (age 5 to 15): £11.50

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: £21
  • Children (age 5 to 15): £10.50

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 guided tour in?

  • English
  • French, German, Spanish and Italian on selected days in August and September 2019
  • Self-guided audio tours are available in a range of languages  

Image credit: UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor

Book tickets online

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

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