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Houses of Parliament, London

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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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  • The House of Commons & the House of Lords are amazing places to see. I've watched them from the US on CSPAN several times but the chambers are beautiful in their design & function. Did you know...  more »
  • We saw this from the Shard, on a cruise of the Thames, tourist bus - best from the bridge and even partly from Westminster Abbey. It's a Unesco site so I can only imagine what the inside must be...  more »
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  • It was a day to remember!!! It's a must visit place! Historical , beautiful, interesting , intriguing, educational ... not possible to list all the feelings . We went on a school visit and all the kids loved it. They even got to see their local MP and grilled him with many questions. Make sure you visit the place before it's closed for a very long renovation. The house of Lords , the House of Commons...just go and admire the history and at the same time be part of tomorrow's history.
  • Truly stunning. Amazing to walk around the Commons and House of Lords. Brought to life by a great guide (Phil). One minor- no photography. Not sure what damage we could do...but highly recommended
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