Saturday and Summer opening of The Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament Saturday and Summer Opening
During the Summer Recess (and on Saturday) the Palace of Westminster, home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons is open for a one hour guided tour, which includes both Chambers and other great State Rooms.
About the Houses of Parliament
The UK Parliament is one of the oldest representative assemblies in the world. The site of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster, a royal palace and former residence of kings. The layout of the Palace is intricate, with its existing buildings containing nearly 1,200 rooms, 100 staircases and well over 3 kilometers (2 miles) of passages. Among the original historic buildings is Westminster Hall, used nowadays for major public ceremonial events.
During the Summer Recess (and on Saturday) the Palace of Westminster, home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons is open for a one hour guided tour, which includes both Chambers and other great State Rooms. The tour starts at Victoria Tower and ends in Historic Westminster Hall.
Language tours, operated by Blue Badge qualified guides, are also available in French, German, Spanish & Italian daily
(please check times).
Houses of Parliament
Palace of Westminster
London SW1A 0AA
Underground: Westminster (Jubilee/Circle & District lines).
The Palace of Westminster (also commonly known as the Houses of Parliament) is directly opposite the station exit (look out for Big Ben!).
Charing Cross – Northern line south to Embankment, Circle or District line west to Westminster.
Kings Cross/St Pancras – Victoria line south to Green Park, Jubilee line south/east to Westminster.
Paddington – Bakerloo line south/east to Baker Street, Jubilee line south/east to Westminster.
Victoria – Circle or District line east to Westminster.
Liverpool Street – Circle line to Westminster.
Marylebone – Bakerloo line south/east to Baker Street, Jubilee line south/east to Westminster.
Waterloo – Jubilee line north/west to Westminster.
Parking:Parking in central London can be difficult and expensive. Please use public transport.