Guided Tours of the Palace of Westminster

Members of Parliament can sponsor official tours for constituents (up to a maximum of 25) and these are available free of charge.  They depart every 5 minutes and last approximately 75 minutes.

Some are full tours, which means visiting both Chambers of the House of Commons and House of Lords and some are partial tours which means it is not possible to see the Chamber of the House of Commons as it is sitting.

When Parliament is sitting, tours run at the following times:

Mondays    

9.00 am to 12.00 pm  (Full Tours) 

Tuesdays    

9.00 am to 9.55 am  (Full Tours)
10.00 am to 12.00 pm (Partial Tours) 

Wednesdays       

9.00 am to 9.55 am (Full Tours)
10.00 am to 12.00 pm (Partial Tours)       

Thursdays

No Tours 

Fridays

3.30 pm to 5.00 pm (Full Tours) 

Recess is when Parliament is not sitting and during this time tours only run on Mondays between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm (except for Bank Holidays).

Recess dates follow:

2014-15 session
Recess House rises House returns
Summer 22 July 2014 1 September 2014
Conference 11 September 2014 13 October 2014
November 11 November 2014 17 November 2014
Christmas 18 December 2014 5 January 2015

Saturday and Summer Opening

Visitors can pay for a tour on Saturdays and during the Summer Opening.  Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster  or by queuing on the day.

Some MP sponsored tours are also offered during the Summer Recess but these are very limited.

PLEASE NOTE THESE TOURS ARE EXTREMELY POPULAR AND ARE BOOKED UP MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

BOOKINGS OPEN ON THE FIRST WORKING DAY OF EACH MONTH AND ARE MADE FIVE MONTHS IN ADVANCE.


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