Free guided tours for UK residents

Tour guide with guided tour group in voting lobby

From 11 November 2019, UK residents can book a free guided tour by contacting us directly or coming to the ticket office.

What does the tour cover?

During this 75 minute tour, your knowledgeable guide will describe how the business and traditions of both Houses contribute to the day to day workings of UK Parliament. They will also highlight some of the dramatic history of the Palace of Westminster.


Booking a free tour

These free tours run on the following days: 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9am and 1pm
  • Fridays between 9am and 5pm

 If you are a UK resident, to book:

  • Email us >>
  • Call us between 9am and 5pm on +44 (0)20 7219 4114
  • Come to the Ticket Office located in front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (postcode SW1A 2LW)


Are you aged 16 – 24?

If so, you can come in to UK Parliament completely free, Monday to Saturday. This includes all tours, which you would normally need to pay for.

Book your FREE tickets here >>


Free entry to Westminster Hall

From Monday 11 November, Westminster Hall will be open to the public between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Explore Westminster Hall, pop in for a coffee and refreshment in our Jubilee Café, get a spot of Christmas shopping in the Houses of Parliament shop and visit our General Election Hub.

No need to book, simply enter via the Cromwell Green entrance and come in.


Wednesday Lates (now fully booked)

Can’t come during the day? For a limited time only, we will be open from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday evenings.

For just £5, you get full access to the House of Commons Chamber and the House of Lords Chamber. Our guides will be giving short talks at key points and will be on hand to answer your questions.

Book online now >>

Tickets can be purchased online, by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or from the Ticket Office.


We may occasionally have to change or cancel tours.

Image credit: UK Parliament / Roger Harris

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