Palace Of WestminsterCurrently Closed
- Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2072193000
- Ticket Price: 19 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building
The Houses of Parliament are housed in the Westminster Hall which has a history of being the seat of the ruling government in London, a tradition started by King Edward. Besides being the setting for important decision-making, this palace is also incredibly beautiful.
The interiors are intricately decorated with classical drapes, carpets and chandeliers. The glass work on the windows is also very pretty. After a devastating fire the whole palace had to be revamped in the 19th Century so the work is somewhat newer but still has an old-worldly charm to it.
At certain times visitors are allowed to enter and observe the running of the legislative body. For a taste of history, political flair and current affairs, the houses are a must see spot. Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in London itinerary 5 days.
- Saturdays from 09:15am to 04:30pm.
- Toilets are clean and efficient.
- The food in the canteen is available at affordable rates.
- Audio and guided tours inside the Houses of Parliament take place on Saturdays throughout the year and on most weekdays during holiday periods including Easter, Summer and Christmas.
- Do not carry any sharp objects, deodorants, spray cans etc into this venue. Airport-like Security Checks take place before you enter.
- Tactile tours for the visually impaired are available.
- Do check out the souvenir shop for cheeky souvenirs.
- Tourists can only visit this place through the guided tours which are paid and take place every 15 minutes on most Saturdays between 09:15 am and 04:30 pm Adults: £16.50
- Concessions (students, over 60s and members of the armed forces): £14
- Children (5-15 years): One child free with each paying adult, but will require a ticket for admission. £7 for each additional child; Children (under 5): Free, but will require a ticket for admission.
- For detailed pricing and offers, please check the official website.
- Operations are closed on Saturdays and sundays but tours are available.
- Parliament Square in Victoria Street.
- Underground: Westminster Station, Use Circle, Jubilee or District Lines
- Train: Charring Cross Nad Waterloo Stations are 20 minutes away.
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It is definitely bigger than expected. I always love seeing parliament buildings and here in London England the houses of parliament are definitely worth the time to see.
The Queen Elizabeth Tower which houses the Big Ben bell was completely closed off and under construction, was dissapointing as I would not want to go if I couldnt get close to take pictures. I'm sure there would have been other things to do but i was able to get some good pics from the London Eye.
Part of the House of Parliment is under reconstruction together with the Big Ben. Better picture of the building could be captured from The Eye of London or from the river bank across the river Thames facing it. Tourists everywhere, and were told that this is a high crime area due to pick pocket activity by a group of henious people even though you put your purse at the front.
The houses of parliament are the seat of power for the united kingdom. A stunning working government building
The Great Hall. So much history