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Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, London

The business of Parliament takes place in two places, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Parliament exists to challenge the work of government, approve new laws and debate government policy and current issues.

Westminster Hall is a striking building and is officially a royal palace. Standing on the banks of the river Thames the Parliamentary buildings hold many important historical stories, most famously Guy Fawkes.

Big Ben towers 96 metres high in the sky overlooking Westminster and is open for tours for UK residents who have made arrangements with their MP. Unfortunately overseas visitors cannot climb the 393 steps to the top.

Opening Times

July/August:
Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat - 9.15am-4.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday - 1.15-4.30pm

September:
Mon, Fri, Sat - 9.15am-4.30pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs - 1.15-4.30pm

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Ticket Prices

Adults - £12
Family - £30
Students - £8
OAP - £8
Children 5-16yrs - £5
Under 5yrs - FREE

Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 0870 906 3773

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Location Map

Find out how to get to Houses of Parliament & Big Ben with directions and maps from Google.
House of Commons
London

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