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Houses of Parliament

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The centre of political life in the UK, housed in the Thames-side Palace of Westminster.

Audio tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture. The audio commentary brings to life this trip through the House of Lords and House of Commons. Tours take around 60 to 75 minutes and feature leading Parliamentary figures such as Mr Speaker and Black Rod.

Most of what is seen on the tour was built in the mid-19th century following a devastating fire in 1834, but the route also incorporates the magnificent Westminster Hall dating from 1097. Other highlights include the Queen’s Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber, Central Lobby and the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates.

A family version of the audio tour, aimed at children aged 7 to 12, is in the style of a ‘live’ news broadcast with time travelling reporters ‘reporting from the scene’ on the many historical events associated with Parliament.

Audio tours are also offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin.

Ticketed guide-led tours are also available. These and the audio tours are in addition to the free tours that continue to be available to UK residents via local MPs or members of the House of Lords.

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Venue name: Houses of Parliament
Address: Palace of Westminster
Opening hours: Saturdays throughout the year and most weekdays during holiday periods including Christmas, Easter and the summer. See venue website for full details.
Transport: Tube: Westminster
Price: Adults £17.50, Concessions £15, Under 16s one child free with each paying adult, otherwise £7

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Victoria A

I really enjoyed the tour. It was great fun to see the House of Lords and house of common. It was just wonderful to have a look on the inside of the Westminster.


If you get the chance, do it for all means. It is as british as it gets and lot`s of fun ;)