Houses of Parliament guided tours

Guided tour in the Commons Chamber

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 an expert guide will take you on a fun and informative tour.

You can book a guided tour in a range of languages.

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 8 September 2018
  • Monday to Friday between 26 July and 31 August 2018 (except 27 August 2018)
  • Every Saturday between 13 October and 15 December 2018
  • Every Saturday between 12 and 26 January 2019

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 in English, French, German and Spanish 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 on all tour days
  • French, German and Spanish on tour days until 8 September 2018
  • Over 25 other languages (including Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Hungarian and Welsh) are available for private groups on request - please phone +44 (0)20 7219 4114

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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