Palace of Westminster

As befits a Constitutional Monarchy, Britain’s Houses of Parliament, the nation’s highest legislature, meet in a palace — the Palace of Westminster, Charles Barry’s Perpendicular Gothic masterstroke from 1853. A guided or audio tour brings to life the history and detail of this splendid building and its complex workings. Among the highlights: the House of Commons and House of Lords, where issues are debated; historic Westminster Hall, the only surviving portion of the site’s original 11th Century palace; the gilded Queen’s Robing Room, where Her Majesty dons robe and crown before addressing the House of Lords; the magnificent Central Lobby (marble statues, chandeliers, stained glass windows), and more.

Hours

Monday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Hours may vary or change.

Nearest Transit

Circle District Jubilee
Westminster (0.08 mi)

Reviews

4.6 486 Google Reviews
  • Steve Parent

    27 Aug 2017

    My wife and I took a 90 minute guided tour. It was a great experience and very informative. There was no pictures allowed during the tour. The tour guide was kind and very knowledgeable. The tour takes you through Queens Robing Room, Princes Chamber, Lords Chamber,Central Lobby, and Commons Chamber. I would recommend this tour.

  • Alex J Blower

    12 Jul 2017

    A magnificent building full of history and has lots of stories to tell. You can't help but feel amazed as you walk through the corridors, lobbies and the two houses of parliament. Love the fact you get free roam of the building's public areas and that you can go around at your own pace. It really helps you take it all in.

  • Frank Powell

    21 Jul 2017

    Visiting Parliament was awesome! The history, the building, the people, everything made it worth every penny (pence!). Even the police were nice. We expected to spend 2 hours and left after almost 4 hours. Definitely worth a repeat.

  • Prince Maurcel

    9 Sep 2017

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  • Pablo Ruiz

    10 Aug 2017

    Very interesting tour. The order of the rooms was a bit confusing at times, though. I think we spent about 1h 30m there. Worth the time.

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