Royalty and splendour in the House of Lords tours


UK residents and overseas visitors can book tickets for these early evening fully guided tours focusing on the art and decorative arts of the House of Lords.

What does the tour cover?

The finest British artists of their day designed the wonderful frescoes, portraits, statues, thrones, fireplaces and furniture that are explored in these special 75 minute tours through the House of Lords.

The visit showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and Charles Barry and the artistry of William Dyce and Daniel Maclise amongst many others.

The tours start in Sovereign's Entrance and follows the Royal Processional Route from Norman Porch through the Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber before entering the majestic Lords Chamber.

Comments from visitors who have attended the Royalty and Splendour in the House of Lords tour:

"We saw more than we expected – very positive experience"

"Very knowledgeable, great for specialists and non specialists alike – I am an Art historian and still found it fascinating"

"Very well designed and paced to give visitor an excellent overview"

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was a good length too –maintained my interest throughout"


Future tour dates to be arranged.

Individual prices and booking

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Group rates and booking

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more if booked in advance.

Cancellation, Refunds and Exchanges

Tickets are non-refundable and time or date exchanges can only be arranged in advance of the event date. Exchanges can be arranged on the booking numbers provided.

Please note that tours may be cancelled at short notice due to Parliamentary business. In the event of cancellation you will be entitled to a full refund or will be able to book an alternative date. Compensation for accommodation and travel expenses are not provided.

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Security information

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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.