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“Parliament - not just for politicians”

Houses of Parliament
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Inside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey Tour in London
Ranked #9 of 1,599 things to do in London
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Owner description: Most of this iconic building was built in the mid-19th century following a devastating fire in 1834. Westminster Hall survived the fire and dates from 1097. Visitors can book tours through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and are welcome to watch debates and committees when the Houses are sitting..
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“Parliament - not just for politicians”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Visiting The Houses of Parliament is a splendid opportunity to appreciate the outward signs of a parliamentary democracy. Visitors can be seen, at times, meeting their local Member. The buildings are worth a visit and also can be viewed from he Thames.

Visited August 2011
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Expect queues but really worth a visit if you have time, try and learn a little about the history it holds so many secrets of englands past

Visited January 2012
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“A visit every UK citizen should make”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I last visited the Palace of Westminster in a school party, more than 50 years ago! If you are a UK citizen it is easy to arrange a visit through your local MP.

Tours are escorted by very knowledgeable guides and take about 75 to 90 minutes. Providing there is no sitting taking place at the time of your tour, you get inside both the Commons and the Lords chambers which are remarkable places. The rest of the Palace is also beautiful, and beautifully kept, considering that it is a place of work for hundreds of people.

Westminster Hall, where your tour begins and ends is also pretty spectacular with the hammer-beam roof being the largest medieval timber roof in Northern Europe.

Visited March 2012
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“There's so much to the Houses of Parliament”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Beautiful buildings and statues. A real tourist attraction so very busy.

Visited March 2012
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“Very Awesome from the Road”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Loved the views and would have liked to see the inside.

Visited March 2012
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