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Summer Opening of Parliament

A tour to the Parliament can be arranged by British citizens and overseas visitors during the summer recess when the Parliament does not sit, by purchasing tickets. The tour originates from Victoria Tower and proceeds through the Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Chambers of the House of Lords and House of Commons, Central Lobby, St Stephen's Chapel and Westminster Hall.

The Palace of Westminster, a royal palace and former residence of kings, is home to both the houses of Parliament namely the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The elaborate interiors and the exterior architecture of the building are a sight to observe. Blue Badge qualified guides operate language tours that are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

UK residents can watch the parliamentary session and attend the Question Time and Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons by getting tickets from a Member of the House of Lords or an MP.
Tour times

July/August: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 9.15am-4.30pm, Wed. and Thurs. 1.15-4.30pm.

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

DateMonday 3rd August 2009 to Saturday 3rd October 2009
LocationHouses Of Parliament - Palace of Westminster including Westminster Hall
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Houses Of Parliament - Palace of Westminster including Westminster Hall
Telephone No.020 7219 4272
Opening timesMust be arranged with an MP or Peer, if you are a resident in this country. Overseas Visitors need to apply in writing to the Deputy Education Officer, House of Commons as above
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