Visit Parliament

Constituent Visits to Parliament

Free guided tours of Parliament are available to constituents. The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes -

  • Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat and where many historic events have taken place
  • The House of Commons, including the Speaker's Chair and the famous green benches and the 'lobbies' where MPs actually vote
  • The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne
  • The Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster

Please note that tours are very popular and places are limited so generally have to be booked about six months in advance.

Please contact us to enquire about a visit to Westminster by emailing or by telephoning 020 7219 8091.

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.