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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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  • Had an excellent tour with Susan - highly recommended in comparisone to the AudioGuide. Learned a great deal about the manner in which the government functions as well as learned some of the... 
    Had an excellent tour with Susan - highly recommended in comparisone to the AudioGuide. Learned a great deal about the manner in which the government functions as well as learned some of the...  more »
  • This has to be one of the best guided tours I’ve had. Our guide was informative, passionate and had a sense of humour. He managed to keep the whole group interested in the sense of history that the... 
    This has to be one of the best guided tours I’ve had. Our guide was informative, passionate and had a sense of humour. He managed to keep the whole group interested in the sense of history that the...  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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