Houses of Parliament Guided Tours

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2015

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, Parliament Square, Westminster, St Margaret's Street, London SW1A 0AA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Most Saturdays year round and weekdays during summer period (31st July to 31st August and 17th September to 5th October)
 
PRICES
£16.50 (Adults), £14 (Concs), £7 (Children 5-15, one child admiotted free with paying adult)
 

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Houses of Parliament Guided ToursOne of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. Having started its life in the 11th Century, when Westminster Hall was used for meetings between the King and his Council, the Palace has now evolved into the home of a 21st century democratic Parliament. With a fire in 1834 destroying many of the buildings, most of what's left today dates from the mid-19th century. The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours of the premises, giving visitors a unique insight with a combination of history, politics, art and architecture. Running every Saturday and on weekdays during the summer period, the tour commences by taking visitors on the processional route taken by The Queen every year a State Opening of Parliament: from The Queen's Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber, into the Lords Chamber. The journey will then continue through the Peers' Lobby and Central Lobby, the meeting point of the Lords and Commons. During the visit to the lobbies, visitors will be educated on the voting process and will then enter the Commons Chamber. The tour concludes in Westminster Hall, where historic trials such as William Wallace and Guy Fawkes and taken place. While more recent times have seen Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama address the Houses of Parliament from the steps of the hall.

 

About Houses of Parliament

Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor. The major structure to survive various fires, Westminster Hall was built between 1087 and 1100 and is one of the largest medieval halls in Europe with an unsupported hammerbeam roof. More about Houses of Parliament

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
4 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
The soprano performs works by Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm and William Walton, accompanied by Peter Foggitt on piano....More
 
 
 
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Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio
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St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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Westminister Underground Station, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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11 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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12 George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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1-2 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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1 Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
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