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Houses of Parliament, London

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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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  • Book your Saturday visit in advance with audio guides (19.50 pounds). I absolutely recommend it: it's really interesting to get into the halls (especially between the desks of the two chambers) and listen to the narrative of history but also of The current British politics.
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  • We have been to London several times, and visited this iconic place every time! When we visited this time there were some people demonstrating against Brexit. As far as I remembered during all the pre...  more »
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  • I would highly recommend a guided tour. Our guide Mrs Berliner was absolutely amazing! She was really knowledgeable and answered any questions we could throw her way. The inside is beautiful and the house of commons is actually a lot smaller than you think! Thank you for our brilliant tour, massively enjoyed it.
  • Loved this. Most tourist sites were packed last week but this was much quieter. No queues. Absolutely fascinating and amazing how much you get to see. The House of Commons is tiny! We opted for the audio tour which is great.
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