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

Visiting Parliament

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.

Planning your visit

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

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.

Parliament Shop

Parliament Shop

Parliament online shop offers a selection of House of Commons and Houses of Parliament gifts, political books and parliamentary documents.

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

Book tickets to visit the Houses of Parliament

The bookings phone line is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm GMT except:

  • 31 December, 9am to 2.30pm GMT
  • 1 January, closed

Houses of Parliament Shop

Houses of Parliament 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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