You've seen Parliament on TV almost every day - particularly in the past few months, and now is your chance to take a look around and see for yourself where the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition go head to head every Wednesday. Whilst Mr Speaker has been working extra hard lately to keep 'Order, order!', this is the place where passionate, and sometimes heated, debates take place in the Commons Chamber.
There's so much to see and do:
In the place where history continues to be written every week, there's plenty to see and do. You can explore this predominantly Victorian building and learn how Parliament has been central to the last 1,000 years of history - from the all-powerful Norman kings right through to today’s constitutional monarchy.
On a tour you will follow in the Queen’s footsteps at the State Opening of Parliament – from the Robing Room, through Royal Gallery and into the Lords Chamber. You will also discover Westminster Hall’s connections to William Wallace, Guy Fawkes and King Charles I, and so much more.
Tours around the Houses of Parliament are suitable for all ages and occasions. Entertain the kids with specifically designed tours for younger visitors – guided and self-guided options available. Make your visit extra special by booking afternoon tea with a difference beside the Thames.
Good to know:
The summer, tours are available Monday to Saturday between 26 July and 31 August (except 29 July and 26 August). Choose between a guided tour in the company of one of Parliament’s knowledgeable tour guides (90 minutes), or take the self-guided option using a multimedia guide (60-75 minutes) - and don't forget, tours specifically designed for 7 to 12 year olds are available.
If you'd like to upgrade your experience with stylish, table service afternoon tea, this can be added to tours on Tuesday to Saturday afternoons between 30 July and 31 August.
Finally, don’t let the outside scaffolding put you off – this is a building that’s definitely open for visitors to enjoy!
Tickets for UK Parliament tours are on sale now.
Images: Courtesy of UK Parliament
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