For schools, there are special tours and activities arranged by the Parliamentary Education Service. If you are a teacher or school hoping to arrange a tour for students, please call the Parliamentary Education Service on 0207 219 4496.

Tours must be booked in advance, with bookings open up to six months ahead; demand is high so early bookings and flexibility regarding dates and times are an advantage.

Tours run on the following days and times:

Sitting days:

Monday : 9am-12pm Full Tour

Tuesday : 9am-9.55am Full Tour, 10am-12pm House of Lords Tour only

Wednesday : 9am - 9.55am Full Tour, 10am - 12pm House of Lords Tour only

Thursday : No Tours

Non-Sitting Friday: 9am - 5pm

Sitting Friday : 3.30pm - 5.15pm Full Tour


Non Sitting Days & Recesses:

Summer recess (once both Houses have risen) : Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm (except Bank Holidays)

All other Recess : Mondays 9.30am - 5.00pm (except Bank Holidays where tours will move to Tuesdays )

Tours are not run on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays or on the day of the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast. Please note that tours are only open to permanent UK residents and regrettably closures may be announced at short notice due to Parliamentary business/ongoing renovation.


If you would like to arrange a tour of Parliament for yourself, friends or family then please email me at with several dates and times that you would be able to come on the tour and I will be happy to arrange it for you.