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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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  • We did the guided tour. It was very informative and very interesting. Really loved being able to go into the houses of lords & Commons rooms as well as many other places. May be dull for kids.  more »
  • We booked our FREE tour with our local MP, which as a UK citizen you are entitled to do. It was excellent. We were shown round by two of our MP's research assistants who were very knowledgable. Really...  more »
  • The tour is well planned and informative. A nice way to pass an afternoon indoors. The fact that it is actually used for parliamentary sessions makes it a lot more interesting :)  more »
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