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London - United Kingdom Parliament

London Southern England UK
Tel: 020 7014 8440
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The Tour is wheelchair accessible; one carer is admitted for free.

  • Please note that there are only limited opportunities for sitting and resting; tours last approximately 75 minutes.
  • Disabled Toilet Facilities
  • Support dogs are welcome, although only two at a time can be accommodated within the Public Galleries. If this space has already been taken up, visitors may elect to leave their dogs outside the Gallery in the care of the Police if they wish.
  • Induction loops are fitted in the Public Galleries and Committee Rooms.

    Opening Times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • 9.15 - 1630
  • Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1315 - 1630
    September & October
  • Monday, Friday, Saturday
  • 0915 1630
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1315 - 1630
    There are no tours on Sundays or Bank Holidays

    How To Get There:
    The Palace of Westminster enjoys very good travel

    Visitors may be dropped off and picked up directly outside Parliament, by Black Rod’s Garden

    Nearest stations are Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo

    London Underground
    Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee Lines)

    3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77A, 88, 109, 159 & 211
    stop nearby, as do several sightseeing services

    Travel by car is not advised as there is little on street parking and the nearby NCP car park is often full.

    What will your groups see?

    All groups are led by a specially qualified Blue Badge Guide.

    Visitors start by following the processional route taken by Her Majesty the Queen when she performs the State Opening of Parliament.

    The tour passes through the Sovereign's Entrance and proceeds to the Queen's Robing Room before entering the spectacular Royal Gallery, hung with portraits of monarchs past and present.

    Next on to the Prince's Chamber, richly decorated with scenes from the reigns of the Tudors, before entering the red and gold elegance of the Chamber of the House of Lords with its Royal Throne.

    Leaving the House of Lords via the famous Central Lobby the tour passes into the Members' Lobby and then on e of the Division Lobbies where MPs register their Ayes or Noes, before reaching one of the most recognisable interiors in the world: the
    Chamber of the House of Commons.

    The tour is not yet over; afer leaving the Chamber you will again pass through Central Lobby and into St Steyhen's Hall. This is the site of the original chamber and if you look closely you can still see the brass studs on the floor showing the location of the Speakers Chair at that time. Unfortunately in 2006 Westminister Hall is unavailable due to extensive refurbishment works.

    The Houses of Parliament are ideally situated within easy reach of many major attractions - Westminister Abbey, the BAQ London Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London Acquarium, Cabinet War Rooms, Jewel Tower, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.

    Tours are times and last 75 minutes so it is easy to plan your itinerary around them; you could combine a flight on the London Eye or a River Trip with your tour, or book a morning slot and finish in time to see the Changing of the Guard.

    How To Buy Tickets

  • By credit card from Keith Prowse (24 hrs) 0n 0870 906 3773 or online at www.firstcalltickets.com - No booking fee.
  • Tickets can also be obtained from from British and London Visitor Centre in Regent Street and at Harrods Ticket Desk at Harrods Ltd.
  • Discounts are available on groups of 10 or more contact Applause Group enquiries on 020 7014 8444.
  • From the Houses of Parliament Ticket Office
  • Ticket Office will be open from mid July 0900-1645 Monday to Saturday.
  • Group Travel Organisers call Keith Prowse Ticketing on 020 7014 8444

    The Palace of Westminster is a working building. It may be necessary to change or cancel ours without notice due to parliamentary business or renovation.

    What will it Cost?

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    Please will all visitors be aware that..

  • They should arrive 10 minutes before tour start time
  • Full airport style security is in operation
  • Photography is not permitted inside the Palace
  • They may not smoke, eat or drink within the Palace
  • visitors may not use mobile phones on the tour
  • Baby buggies/prams are not permitted (baby carriers are available
  • No personal defence items or bulky luggage will be admitted
  • The Palace ofr Westminster is wheelchair accessiable

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