Palace Of WestminsterCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
Palace Of Westminster - Review
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.
Palace Of Westminster Information
- 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.
Palace Of Westminster Ticket Prices
- 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.
Palace Of Westminster Hours
- Operations are closed on Saturdays and sundays but tours are available.
How To reach Palace Of Westminster by Public Transport
- Parliament Square in Victoria Street.
- Underground: Westminster Station, Use Circle, Jubilee or District Lines
- Train: Charring Cross Nad Waterloo Stations are 20 minutes away.
Restaurants Near Palace Of Westminster
- Boyds of London Bangalore St. Stephen’s Tavern Pub.
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Palace Of Westminster, London Reviews
Larger than I expected. Big Ben was under construction, but still fun to see on the Westminster Bridge.
A historic building full of culture. Tourists flock from all over the world to see this place. You can go online to book tickets and explore inside it. Hard to believe that it had been here for week over 100 years. It is also next to Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster which are also particularly popular. The ministers and civil service workers that control the country work in and around this complex.
In 1066, William of Normandy introduced what, in later centuries, became referred to as a feudal system, by which he sought the advice of a council of tenants-in-chief (a person who held land) and ecclesiasticsbefore making laws. In 1215, the tenants-in-chief secured Magna Carta from King John, which established that the king may not levy or collect any taxes (except the feudal taxes to which they were hitherto accustomed), save with the consent of his royal council, which gradually developed into a parliament. Over the centuries, the English Parliament progressively limited the power of the English monarchy which arguably culminated in the English Civil War and the trial and execution of Charles I in 1649. After the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II, and the subsequent Glorious Revolution of 1688, the supremacy of Parliament was a settled principle and all future English and later British sovereigns were restricted to the role of constitutional monarchs with limited executive authority. The Act of Union 1707 merged the English Parliament with the Parliament of Scotland to form the Parliament of Great Britain. When the Parliament of Ireland was abolished in 1801, its former members were merged into what was now called the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Fantastic tour. The adult tour was a bit hard for the kids, but we learned a lot and we're able to fill in the gaps for the kids later. If you can book a tour early as this is not a good last minute visit. The history of the world is very wrapped up in this building.
Between them they the Politicians through the Courts the Judges the CPS & Defence Barristers/Solicitors combined and collude with one another to bring the whole Justice system into disrepute thus showing the very contempt they have jailed Mr Robinson for (I'm not for one moment espousing Mr Robinson has been in or is in contempt)And then the government have the unmitigated hypocritical gall to criticise other governments and their treatment of their respective citizens and ours caught up in those corrupt regimes political agendas. Then they gagged the press from reporting it because they knew they were wrong WHY else would they gag the free press unless what they were doing was politically motivated