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Royalty and splendour group tours

2019 is 200 years since Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert were born. This special experience for groups focuses on the Victorian art and decorative style of the House of Lords.


What does the tour cover?

These tours start at the top of the Royal Staircase in Norman Porch and follow the Monarch's processional route at the State Opening of Parliament through the Robing Room, Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber before entering the majestic Lords Chamber.

The visit showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and Charles Barry, and the artistry of William Dyce and Daniel Maclise amongst many others.

The finest British artists of their day designed the wonderful frescoes, portraits, statues, thrones, fireplaces and furniture that are explored in these special tours through the House of Lords.

The tours take about 75 minutes and, optionally, can be rounded off in style with a glass of champagne in one of the rooms of the Palace of Westminster. 

In addition to the House of Lords, visitors will see Westminster Hall, St Stephen's Hall and Central Lobby but these tours do not include the House of Commons.

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


Tours are available on request to private groups from the UK and overseas, usually on Saturdays and on weekdays during parliamentary recesses.

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.

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To ensure that UK Parliament remains a safe and accessible place for those who work at or visit the Parliamentary Estate, we have implemented a number of security measures.

Security information to note before and during your visit