Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Only permanent UK residents can book a tour of Elizabeth Tower and see Big Ben.

Visiting Parliament

St Stephens tour

There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can come inside the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching committees and debates.

Getting here

Getting here

Lost in the wilds of Westminster? Find your bearings with our maps of the parliamentary estate and the surrounding area

When you arrive

When you arrive

Parliament is open and accessible to all visitors with disabilities. Find out more about access and our simple security guidelines to be followed before and during your visit

Online tours

Online tours

Not able to make it to Westminster? Parliament have developed virtual tours for you to explore some of its famous buildings and learn about the work and history

Venue hire


Set within one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the House Commons is available for events with a range of historical and culturally significant venues for hire.

Book tickets to visit the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament Shop

Child in shop

The Houses of Parliament Shop has a wide selection of beautiful and exclusive products inspired by different aspects of Parliament.

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TwitterTwitter – keep up to date with what's happening in Parliament

FlickrFlickr – images of the business, events and buildings of Parliament

YouTubeYouTube – films explaining the work and history of Parliament

FacebookFacebook – become a fan of Parliament on facebook

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Security information

Big Ben

To ensure that Parliament remains a safe and accessible place for those who work within and visit Parliament, we have implemented a number of security measures. Please take note of them before and during your visit.