Guided tour

London: Guided Tour of Houses of Parliament & Westminster

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Walks - UK

London: Guided Tour of Houses of Parliament & Westminster

Activity provider: Walks - UK

From US$ 109.63 per person

Step into the heart of the British democracy with the only fully guided visit through Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

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Duration 225 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the best, fully guided tour of the Houses of Parliament
  • Explore Westminster Abbey and the history of this iconic church
  • See the most important rooms in the Palace of Westminster
  • Immerse yourself in the living history of British democracy
Full description

Explore inside Westminster Abbey, location of Royal Coronations since 1066 and the venue of no less than 16 Royal Weddings including Prince William and Kate Middleton. Then, discover The Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a guided tour of the British Democracy with a qualified, Blue Badge tour guide, instead of following the audioguide. Visit the Chamber of the House of Commons, where Britain’s elected Masters of Parliament meet. Head over to the chamber of the House of Lords, where peers who had inherited their titles from the bluest bloodlines in the nation used to sit.

Learn the highlights of the building’s history, including a failed bomb plot in 1605 that the British still celebrate today (ever hear of Guy Fawkes Night?)

Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII and Winston Churchill. History, legend, lore, and a lot of pomp and circumstance mix and mingle as you take in nearly one thousand years of history from one of the best guides in London.

Includes
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance to Houses of Parliament
  • Fully guided tour inside Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey
  • Headsets
  • Small groups of 20 people, from 1 March 2020 the group size will have a maximum of 25 people
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

This tour meets at the "Winston Churchill" statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. Look for a guide holding a sign with the 'Walks' logo and the words “MEET HERE” on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers, or mobility impairments
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15-minutes before tour start time
  • Westminster Abbey is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Abbey from the outside.
  • For security reasons bag searches will take place at Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Our guide to Westminster Abbey, Nick, was extremely knowledgable and gave good advice on things to return to see in our own time, should we wish to do so. David who provided the Palace of Westminster tour was also very knowledgeable and both tours were very engaging and interesting. Highly recommended.

March 15, 2020

Amazing guides and atmosphere, very interesting stories! Definitely recommend

October 7, 2022

September 5, 2022

Product ID: 137789