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Houses of Parliament, London

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Government Building · Architectural Building
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See British democracy in action at Houses of Parliament. During the week, all British residents and overseas visitors can watch legislators debating for free. If your visit falls on a Saturday, or during the summer recess, you'll be able to take a guided tour of the building. The tours are comprehensive, starting in the Queen’s Robing Room, moving through chambers for debating and voting, and finishing in medieval Westminster Hall. Along the way, you'll encounter grandly appointed spaces and collect knowledge about British parliamentary procedure. UK residents can also tour Elizabeth Tower, but foreign visitors cannot. A visit to Houses of Parliament represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We took the 50 minute self tour via audio. It is very very well done and provided a great amount of detail/history. This isn't open every day and we reserved our tickets a day in advance online... 
    We took the 50 minute self tour via audio. It is very very well done and provided a great amount of detail/history. This isn't open every day and we reserved our tickets a day in advance online...  more »
  • Houses of Parliament - Saturday morning guided tour. Book your ticket on the gov. site, in plenty of time as places are limited. About 20 in our group. A comprehensive walk around both Houses of... 
    Houses of Parliament - Saturday morning guided tour. Book your ticket on the gov. site, in plenty of time as places are limited. About 20 in our group. A comprehensive walk around both Houses of...  more »
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  • An iconic piece of British history that I really appreciated! It’s amazing the richness of this palace originally built in the Middle Ages and shaped during the centuries. It’s really interesting to enter the House of Lords and the one of commons, analysing the differences. Moreover I suggest to take the audio-guide, so that you’ll not lose any detail or feature of this incredible building.
  • One of London's landmarks. Charming building of Gothic Revival architecture. Definitely visit it. Photographs inside are not permitted, except in Westminster Hall.

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