As part of a range of measures aimed at reducing the risk of COVID transmission on the Parliamentary Estate, all public tours have been cancelled up to and including 31 January. You can still book one of our free online tours or talks.
Inside UK Parliament free guided tours
UK residents can book a free 'Inside UK Parliament' guided tour by contacting their Member of Parliament (MP) or a member of the House of Lords. If you want to take a tour within the next four weeks, you can also contact the bookings team directly.
What does the tour cover?
During this 75-minute tour, your guide will:
- explain the work of UK Parliament and its relevance today
- outline how the working spaces you visit on the tour are used
- set out ways you can get involved and engage with the democratic process
- highlight some of the dramatic history of the Palace of Westminster
When can I go on a tour?
During parliamentary sessions
|Day||Tours available between|
|Monday||9am to 12 noon**|
|Tuesday||9am to 10am|
|Tuesday||10.15am to 12 noon*|
|Wednesday||9am to 10am|
|Wednesday||10.15am to 12 noon*|
|Friday||3.30pm to 5pm|
*Slightly shorter tours which include the House of Lords, Central Lobby, St Stephen’s Hall and Westminster Hall, but not the House of Commons.
** except Monday 14 February 2022, 9am to 5pm
These free guided tours are not available on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Occasionally we may have to change or cancel tours due to the work of UK Parliament.