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Houses of Parliament, London

#5 of 261 in Historic Sites in London
Must see · Government Building · Architectural Building
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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  • A great view from Westminster bridge, currently a bit of building work going on but still stunning. Worth a look if you’re near by  more »
  • Beautiful building, worth crossing the other side of the river and viewing it from there for the full scope of it  more »
  • The Houses of Parliament shop is located at 12 Bridge Street on the corner of Parliament Square and is accessible to all. The shop stocks an attractive range of gifts and souvenirs. The shop also stocks all current parliamentary documents and specialises in books relating to the UK Parliament and UK Government.
  • Wonderful place very nice resembles the government fantastic

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