Skip to main content
Menu

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 9.00am to 12.00 noon
Tuesday 9.00am to 9.55am, 10.00am to 12.00 noon*
Friday 3.30pm to 5.00pm

*Slightly shorter tours which include the House of Lords, Central Lobby, St Stephen’s Hall and Westminster Hall, but not the House of Commons.


Conference Recess

Day Tours available between
Tuesday 10.30am to 5.00pm

Find out what's on when UK Parliament is sitting

Find out dates when UK Parliament is in recess

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.

Book in advance for a free tour
There is no description available for this image (ID: 157326)

UK residents can book a free guided tour up to six months in advance by contacting your local MP or a Member of the House of Lords. Early booking is recommended.

You do not have to know your MP personally or support them politically to book this tour.

 

Search MPs and Lords

Book a late availability free tour
There is no description available for this image (ID: 157325)

If you are a UK resident and are available to visit within the next four weeks, you can book a free tour by completing the booking request form or calling 020 7219 4114 (Monday to Friday, 3.00pm to 5.00pm).

 

 

Complete the booking request form

Find an MP or Member of the Lords

Enter your postcode, constituency or the name of an MP to find their contact details.

Find Members

Sign up to our newsletter

Discover the ways you can visit, online talks and events, and the latest updates about our online shop and Big Ben

Sign up to the Visit newsletter

Palace of Westminster Official Guide

palace of westminster - image.jpg

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

Purchase the guide online