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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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  • The Big Ben is undergoing maintenance and it's all been covered up. So is part of the Parliament building. As such it may not look as good as it actually is. Nonetheless, to see the building itself sh...  more »
  • Fantastic to see first hand the Palace of Westminster, the House of Commons and to appreciate the history of this place. We did the audio tour which was all you need in my view. We took about 2.5 hour...  more »
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  • We usually walk round the outside but we decided to take the number 11 bus today which is a great route for spotting sights in a cheap way. We were able to see the green, the Palace of Westminster and all the usual sights from the bus. Definitely recommended for a change or an activity mid-tourist activities to give the feet a rest!
  • Iconic architecture, and the inside's not too shabby, either. Recommend a tour inside if you have time.
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