House of Parliament Tour - Westminster

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Address: House of Parliament
Parliament Square
Westminster
Greater London
Postcode: SW1A 0AA
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 0870 906 3773
Website: Click Here

The tour takes in some of the most important areas of the Palace in which Parliament meets, and explains what Parliament is and does, what it has meant to different people at different times, and how it came to be what it is today.

Most of the buildings seen on the tour were built in the mid 19th Century following a devastating fire, but the route also incorporates some of the earlier buildings, such as Westminster Hall, begun in 1097 by William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror.

Opening hours

Saturdays throughout the year (except 23rd July 2011):

  • 9.15am to 4.30pm
Tours are also available during Summer Opening, which runs from 29th July to 3rd September, and 19th September to 1st October 2011


Tour times in July and August:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 9.15am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesdays 1.15pm to 4.30pm

Tour times in September and October:

  • Monday and Fridays 9.15am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 1.15pm to 4.30pm

Tours run every 15 minutes

Ticket prices
  • Adult: £15.00
  • Children: £6.00 (5-15 years)
  • Family: £37.00
  • Concessions: £10.00 (Students, Senior citizens (60+), Members of the Armed Forces)

Groups (10+):

  • 09.15am - 10.15am: £8.25
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm: £10.00
  • 13.15pm - 16.30pm: £12.00

Pre booked tickets are available to buy online through ticketmaster or by phoning 0844 847 1672. Groups of 10+ should phone 0844 847 2498. On the day tickets (subject to availability) may be purchased from the Ticket Office, next to the Jewel Tower by Abingdon Green.

Need a wheelchair?

A limited number of wheelchairs are available if requested in advance. Call 0207 219 3003.