Private guided tours

Tour visitors meeting a Doorkeeper

This is an opportunity to visit 'out of hours', usually in the morning as the Houses of Parliament are being prepared for the working day ahead.

These fully guided tours can be tailored to reflect the interests, knowledge and preferred language of the group. Up to 10 visitors per guide can be accommodated.

Private guided tours could include the Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber, Members’ Lobby, Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.

Most tours begin at 8.30am and take about 75 minutes.

Tours are occasionally subject to variation or cancellation due to parliamentary business.


Tours are available on request, usually on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, for private groups from the UK and overseas. 

To check tour availability and make bookings please contact the Bookings Team by email or by calling 020 7219 4114. Prices for this tour start from £500 per group.

More information about booking for groups is available on the Groups and travel trade page.

Virtual tour

Visitors on a tour in the Robing Room image by Roger Harris

Explore some of the most famous rooms and discover more about the building's fascinating history and present day use.

The Palace of Westminster guide book

This beautifully illustrated 96 page guide is packed with stories about one of the world’s most famous buildings.